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Ms.  Donna  Burke
Assistant Principal

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Assistant Principal


Ed.S  Educational Leadership (UAB)

M.A. Educational Leadership (UAB)

M.A. Physical Education (UAB)

B.S. Physical Education (UAB)



I am originally from Anniston, AL, but landed in Birmingham to attend college.  I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I was a member of the Women's Volleyball team and the Women's Track and Field team.

After graduation I took a job at Highlands Day school for 2 years followed by 1 year at The Donoho School in Anniston.  I taught K-8 physical education at HDS and K-12 physical education at The Donoho School.  

In the Fall of 1990 I was hired as a teacher at Simmons Middle School in the Hoover City School System.  I taught at Simmons for eight years while coaching at Berry High School for three years of that time. Following that I became the Head Volleyball Coach at Hoover High School when it opened in 1994, but continued to teach at Simmons Middle School until the spring of 1998.  The following fall, I took a teaching position at Hoover High School where taught classes and continued to be the Head Volleyball Coach.  I enjoyed teaching at Hoover because I was able to teach a variety of classes including Strength and Conditioning for Female Athletes, Adapted Physical Education and 9th Grade LIFE course.  I taught and coached at Hoover High School until December of 2010 when I left to take an administrative position at Deer Valley Elementary School.

I have been an Assistant Principal at Bumpus Middle School since July of 2011.  I have coached and taught at all levels but middle school is by far my favorite age to work with each day.

I believe that ALL students can be successful, and at Bumpus we will do everything in our power to make sure that this happens.  I have high expectations for all of our students, and I expect each student to RESPECT the Bumpus Way. :)

I can be reached by email at or by phone - 205-439-2214