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Elizabeth Burns Locker

Elizabeth Burns

Welcome to Sumner Academy Art Department

Hello, my name is Liz Burns and I am one of the three Art Teachers here at Sumner Academy. I received my B.A. in Studio Art with a focus in both Ceramics and Photography at Georgia College and State University, and received my M.S. in Art Therapy from Florida State University. Shortly after graduating from FSU in 2009 I received my Teaching Certificate. 

I will be starting my 8th year of teaching this fall, my 4th at Sumner. Prior to Sumner I taught at Schlagle High School here in KCK and prior to that I taught at two charter schools in KCMO. 

At Sumner I teach a variety of classes, but my focus is in 3D. I teach 8th grade, Drawing and Design B, Sculpture and IB Art. 

A little about me!

I have been married to my best friend, Brett, for 11 years and we have three amazing children (2 boys and a girl). Grayson is 6, Auryn is 3, and Brynn just turned the big one! I enjoy gardening, bowling, cooking and staying fit. We enjoy our life and all the craziness that comes with it. 


I am looking forward to another amazing year here at Sumner and am excited to see you in the Art room!



I am available before or after school (7:30-8:00 and 3:05-3:30). 

My planning periods are 5th and 6th hour should you need to see me during the school day. 

My little family