Dyryl Burnett

Butler College Prep 

Dyryl, pronounced “Der-rell,” Burnett 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 a host of other titles to those who know him. Born inside the historic Cook County Hospital, Dyryl Burnett, often referred to as “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’s and Master’s degrees in Mass Communications and Art Technology, respectively. During these years, Dyryl hosted over 100 live events, founded & led an organization that exists at ISU 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 began his career at Noble Charter Schools and is currently the Financial Literacy Teacher and 12th-Grade Lead at Butler College Prep. Dyryl desires to teach and reframe the “American Dream,” by serving students and the public (Village) with his biblical spirit, entrepreneurial ambitions, generational wealth mindset and personal testimonies.

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