MS, Vanderbilt University 2010
Elizabeth Burnette '99 was named the Upper School dean of students in 2023 after serving as science department chair and director of studies since 2020.
Burnette is in her 14th year at Baylor, having taught biology, chemistry, AP environmental science, and forensic science in the Upper School, as well as four years teaching Middle School science and robotics.
As department chair, she oversaw 23 faculty members teaching Middle and Upper School science, including the Baylor Research program. As director of studies, she worked with the academic dean to assist the registrar and the Middle School and Upper School offices with master scheduling, sectioning, and classroom assignments.
Prior to coming to Baylor in 2009, Burnette was a science teacher at Normal Park. She earned a B.S. degree in chemistry and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an M.S. in biomedical research from Vanderbilt University.
Burnette lives on Signal Mountain with her husband, Chad ’97, and their three children Finley ’25, Forbes ’29, and Wilder.