Dyryl, pronounced “Der-rell,” Burnett currently serves as a financial literacy teacher and 12th-grade lead at Butler College Prep. He is a husband to Tichina, father to Naomi and Adonye, son to Daryl & Lynette Burnett, and the eldest brother to Devin, Kaleb, and Jenay, along with many other titles to those who know him.
Born inside the historic Cook County Hospital, Dyryl Burnett, often called “DB,” is a native of the West Side of Chicago—though his family migrated throughout the western Chicagoland area (Chicago, Maywood, and Bellwood) for most of his early life. After graduating from Proviso West High School, DB started his college career at Illinois State University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and then his Master of Arts in Art Technology. During these years, Dyryl hosted over 100 live events, founded & led an organization that still exists on campus today, became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and was seen as a leader for many minority students.
Dyryl began his education career in 2009. He went from being an after-school counselor to a janitor before becoming a teacher in 2011. In 2015, Dyryl started his career at Noble Schools.
Dyryl desires to teach and reframe the “American dream” by serving students and the public with his biblical spirit, entrepreneurial ambitions, generational-wealth-building mindset, and personal testimonies.