Judith Ella Burgess

3423 Audubon
Chattanooga, TN
Home: 622-2649


What teacher most influenced you?  
Miss Derryberry
Which reunions have you attended?  


Fondest memories of your days at Central:
Art class and being in the school plays.


My life since graduation:  
After graduating from Central, I worked as an airbrush artist restoring old and damaged photographs.  After three years, I quit to attend Middle Tennessee State University where I earned a degree in Art Education.  My first teaching job was in Huntsville, Alabama where I started an art program in a junior high school.  After three years, I left Huntsville to teach elementary art  for the Department of Defense Overseas School System in Iceland.  After one year there, I transferred to Okinawa, Japan.   I remained in Okinawa for five years.  My DODDS experience allowed me the opportunity to travel in Europe, North Africa and Asia.   However after six years, I returned to Chattanooga and attended UTC to earn certification in elementary education.  While teaching in Georgia, I returned to UTC for my masters.  After thirty-five years of teaching, I retired in 2003.