Ms. Donna Burke started her career teaching physical education in 1988. She spent a year at Highlands School in Birmingham and a year at Donoho School in Anniston before she was hired as a physical education teacher at Simmons Middle School during former Hoover Superintendent Robert Bumpus’ first year.
She worked nine years at Simmons and 10 years at Hoover High. She also served as a volleyball coach at Hoover High for 20 years, including 17 years with the varsity team. In 2010, she spent about six months as an Assistant Principal at Deer Valley Elementary School before coming to Bumpus in 2011.
Ms. Burke has been an Assistant Principal at Bumpus for 10 years and the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals named her the Assistant Principal of the Year in 2018.