Seventh Grade

Math Specialist: Mr. Billy Roy

Holy Family's new Middle School Math Teacher and Math Team Coach! Mr. Roy comes to us with 32 years experience as an educator (teacher, counselor, administrator, and Special Education Coordinator. He served as a Math Coach for several years and was twice chosen as Arab City's Secondary Teacher of the Year! We are thrilled you are joining our Holy Family!




7th Grade and 8th Grade Science/8th Grade Advanced Language Arts

Mrs. Alana Burks


27 years experience teaching middle school-aged students
Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama, Secondary Education, science and English
Master's degree, University of Alabama, Secondary Education, Biology
Nationally Board Certified 2005 and 2015, Early Adolescent Science
Secondary Teacher of the Year, Cullman City and Arab City Schools

Married to Johnny Burks, teacher and tennis coach at JPII.  Coach Burks has 30 years of teaching and coaching experience and is a USPTA certified tennis professional instructor.

Daughter and Son-in-Law:
Abby Burks Jacobs, RN, BSN, Madison Hospital
Preston Jacobs, system's test engineer, Jacob's Technology, ESSSA

Mrs. Burks comes from a long line of educators.  Both of her parents, Barbara and Wayne Trimble, are retired educators with almost 70 combined years of teaching experience.  Her sister, Adriane Trimble Hunt, is also a middle school teacher at Arab Junior High School with 23 years experience.

In her spare time, Mrs. Burks enjoys traveling, reading, and enjoying her two dogs, Roscoe and Deuce.

Mrs. Burks is a resident of downtown Huntsville and a parishioner of Saint Mary of the Visitation.