Teacher Information

Mr. Chris Burkhalter

Phone: (281) 327-5328


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Texas State University Master of Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Principal Certification, Lamar University Certified in 8-12 Social Studies Composite and 8-12 History

Mr. Chris Burkhalter

I am beginning my eighth year at Ridge Point High School, teaching Advanced U.S. History for this academic year.  I also serve as the sponsor of the Gay-Straight Alliance.  Previously, I taught AP European History, Pre-AP World Geography, and Advanced World Geography, Debate I/II and Psychology.  I am in my third year as a member of the Campus Based Leadership Team (CBLT) and was recently selected for a second term as Ridge Point's representative to the FBISD Benefits Committee.  In 2015-16, I was a co-sponsor of the Senior Class of 2016.  I earned my Principal Certification through Lamar University in 2016.

Prior to working in the Fort Bend Independent School District, I worked for 20 years in higher education, coordinating communications for four different university athletic departments: Northern Arizona University, Indiana State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston. I completed my graduate degree in European History at UL-Lafayette working in the sports information office, and post-graduate law school hours working at the University of Wyoming in the sports information office.

Even though I worked in communications/journalism for two decades, my passion has always been social studies. I have a master’s degree in European History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and have traveled to Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, as well as Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Belize and Honduras. Traveling the world and United States with my family, and reading up about the world is important to me.

I grew up in Fort Bend County, attending Missouri City Middle School and Dulles High School, before graduating from Stafford High School. I graduated college from Texas State University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

My wife, Kristi, is also a district teacher. We have three sons:  Mack, Carson and Collin. Prior to arriving at Ridge Point HS, I worked as the Marketing/Public Relations Consultant for the Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Team. In this role I managed all aspects of the Skeeters’ marketing, promotions, media buys, public relations and media services. 

updated 9-8-2018

2018-19 Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1:  U.S. History
    Period 2:  U.S. History
    Period 3:  U.S. History
    Period 4:  U.S. History
    Period 5:  U.S. History
    Period 6:  U.S. History
    Period 7:  Conference
    Period 8:  Advisory

2019-20 Tutorial Schedule

  • Tutorials:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
    Mornings (T,Th,F) by appointment only