"I live and teach in one of the most under-resourced districts in the Kansas City area. I believe our communities deserve better, and when we all stand together we will make it happen."
Dylan Burd was born and raised in Lebanon, MO. He grew up with a single, working mother in a low-income household. As a teenager, he worked in a youth jobs program for the City of Lebanon Public Works Department.
Dylan moved to Kansas City, MO in 2010 to go to UMKC where he received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. At UMKC, Dylan worked as a Team Leader with Jumpstart, an early education organization for kids from under-resourced communities. During his senior year, Dylan student-taught at Ruskin High School.
After completing his master's degree, Dylan served Northeast Kansas City for City Year, an educational non-profit aimed at lowering the drop-out rate in poor communities. He has spent several summers as a summer-school teacher with the Guadalupe Centers. Dylan currently teaches as a substitute in the Kansas City area.
Dylan currently lives with Mauricio, his spouse of three years. Dylan Burd believes in progressive values and community-oriented policies. As a representative for the 26th, Dylan wants to create higher wages, affordable quality housing, and access to good education.