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Darren Burns

Darren Burns
Head of Upper School
M.A., New York University
B.A., Tulane University
Upper School
Upper School Office

Darren Burns joined the Morristown-Beard School Community in 1998.

Darren grew up in New Jersey before heading off to Louisiana to attend Tulane University. At Tulane, he earned a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Education. He continued his education at New York University, where he received a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology. 

Darren has held several positions at Morristown-Beard. He started as Middle School Guidance Counselor and then served as Dean of Students for the 9th and 10th Grades. Following these roles, he became the Head of the Middle School before moving into his current role as Head of the Upper School. 

During his time at MBS, Darren has also taught in the Design Arts and Science Department. In addition, he has coached Middle School Basketball and Varsity Tennis.

Darren has a passion for all things Crimson. He has seen the school transform itself over his tenure here, yet for all of this growth, the School has never strayed too far from what makes it so special – the strength of the MBS community.

Darren has two children that attend Morristown-Beard. Outside of school, Darren has served for the last 10 years as a board member for Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ). He is an avid tennis and paddle tennis enthusiast, and also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his three yellow Labrador Retrievers.