Cynthia Tuggle Thomas

Phone: 205-228-4072


Degrees and Certifications:

TWITTER: @TugglePhysics EDUCATION: The University of Alabama: B.S. Secondary Education / Comprehensive Science Penn State University: Graduate Studies in Educational Psychology The University of Alabama: Master's of Art in Physics Education

Cynthia Tuggle Thomas

I attended The University of Alabama from 1986-1990 and marched with the Million Dollar Band for 2 years.  I graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education /Comprehensive Science and recently returned to complete a master's in Physics Education.  After graduation my husband and I spent 6 years in the frozen north at Penn State University where I studied Educational Psychology.  After six years of driving in snow, shoveling snow, and enduring endless months of snow we returned home to Alabama.   

I can't believe I am about to start my 23rd year in education.  I have taught at Minor High School (9 years) and Shades Valley/JCIB (10 years).  In 2015 I achieved National Board Certification in Physics--it was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences. 

My husband and I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful children.  Cate is a senior, Blake is in 10th, and Austin is a 7th grader at HTMS. 



1996-2005 Minor High School

  • Physics, Biology, Physical Science, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science

2005-2015 Shades Valley High School

  • AP Physics, Biology, Physical Science
  • IED, DE, POE, CIM, & EDD

2015-Present Hewitt Trussville High School

  • AP Physics C, General Physics, Physical Science
  • Contact Information:
    Phone:  205-228-4072

    Supply List:

    • Scientific Calcuator **must bring to class every day
    • Graph Paper
    • 3-Ring Binder
    • Colored Pencils
    • Ruler

    Link to LiveBinder: (access key:  einstein)

    General Physics

    Physical Science

    E-Learning Assignments will be posted to google classroom as needed.