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Mr.  Buford  Burks
Social Studies
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Mr. Burks has taught in most Birmingham City secondary schools and was a candidate for School Board in 2017 .

My educational background : BA English –Auburn University Montgomery 1978; MA Management Central Michigan University 1981; BS Secondary Education U A B 1985; MS Education Administration Alabama State University 1987; Birmingham Police Academy 1997; and EDS Education Administration Alabama State University 2012 .

My career in pedagogy started in 1982 at Booker T. Washington Junior College of Business in Birmingham, Alabama where I taught English. I also taught English at Miles College in Birmingham from 1998 to 2000 . After teaching at secondary schools starting in 1983 in Fulton County, Georgia, I have taught in: Georgia, New Orleans, and in several districts in Alabama. Currently, I am still a certified; school superintendent, principal, English teacher, history teacher, and social science teacher. After one year as a Birmingham police officer -1996- 1997, I have taught at these city schools: Wenonah High, Woodlawn High, Hayes High, Jackson Olin High, Bush Middle, and A.H. Parker High. I started as a Social Studies teacher at Bessemer City High 2016-17.