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Mr. Gerald Franks

I am excited to serve as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Journey Middle School for the 2023-2024 academic year! I am a native of Madison County and currently reside in Huntsville, Alabama. I have one dog (a German Shorthaired Pointer) and am an avid Auburn University Tigers fan; War Eagle! I attended Auburn University and earned a bachelor's degree in General Social Science. Additionally, I earned my master's degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

I began my career with Huntsville City Schools in 2000. I taught World Geography at Huntsville Middle School and U.S. History at Huntsville High School and coached basketball, track, and baseball. I have served as an assistant principal in both Huntsville City and Madison City Schools since 2014. Currently, I am the Assistant Principal at Discovery Middle School.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our future JAGS!