E. Leigh Burden has been in Virginia education finance for 26 years. She currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Financial Services for Loudoun County Public Schools, a position she has held since July 2007. Ms. Burden was the CFO for Manassas City Schools from May 2000 to June 2007. Prior to that, she served as a Budget Coordinator and Financial Analyst for Arlington County Public Schools. She began her career in Fairfax County Public Schools’ budget office as a Management Technician.
Ms. Burden is a frequent presenter of budget and finance topics at the Virginia School Board Association’s (VSBA) annual conference and Women in Education Leadership’s (WELV) annual conference. She also provides support to VSBA on budget and finance topics as part of their new Superintendent/School Board member orientation series. Ms. Burden also handles VSBA statewide webinars on budget and finance. Finally, she is often asked to speak on Virginia K-12 budget and finance for local universities.
Ms. Burden earned her master of public administration degree from Virginia Tech. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Radford University.E-mail: Leigh.Burden@lcps.org