Phone: 571-367-4020


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History Alfred University M.S. Elementary Education Syracuse University

Mr. Matthew Burns

Hi, my name is Matthew Burns and I am very excited to be a member of the Cardinal Ridge staff!  This year will be my 24th year working for Loudoun County Public Schools.  During my educational career I have spent thirteen years teaching fifth grade, three years teaching fourth, one year teaching third, and for six years I served as an Assistant Principal.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in History from Alfred University in Alfred, New York.  After spending six years in the advertising field in Minneapolis and New York, I returned to school and received my Master's degree in Elementary Education from Syracuse University.  I also possess an administrative endorsement from the University of Virginia.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies, and walking our two amazing dogs Lucy and Tuck.  I also love cheering on my beloved New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Syracuse University basketball and football teams.  My incredible wife, Danielle, and I are proud residents of South Riding. Our son, Aidan, will be attending VCU in the fall and will be majoring in English.

Here's to an outstanding year in 4th Grade!  Go Red Wings!