Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Liberal Studies California State University, Hayward CA Multiple Subject Credential California State University, Hayward CA Social Science Supplemental Credential California State University, Hayward

Mrs. Burns-Tyeskey

Hello my name is Belinda Burns-Tyeskey and it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 20-21 school year at Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School. I am a proud graduate of Pittsburg High School and it has been my honor to educate the scholars of PUSD for over 20 years.  This year I will be teaching 8th Grade History and the 8th Grade AVID electiive. 

While we are beginning our year in distance learning, for many of us this is not an ideal situation. I will strive each and every day to make this a positive learning experience for all.  It is my goal to offer many opportunities for scholars to develop their skills so that they can become independent learners who think critically and creatively for themselves.  Your child's education is very important to me and I will need your support. Please feel free to email me at  I also encourage you to join my Remind by texting 81010 to the codes below.

Remind Codes

Period 1 8th Grade History      @mrst01

Period 2 8th Grade History      @mrst02

Period 4 8th Grade History      @mrst04

Period 5 8th Grade History      @mrst05

Period 6 8th Grade AVID         @mrstavid8


I look forward to connecting with you!


You will find the Zoom link for my class on CLEVER!