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 25th year in education.  I have also 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. 

Last summer I participated in Southern Research's Summer Internship Program for STEM Educators where I was able to discover how physics princples are applied in scientific reseaerch.  


My husband and I have been married for 29 years and have three wonderful children.  Cate is a sophomore at UAB double majoring in materials engineering & PHYSICS!, Blake is is a senior and plays goalie for the lacrosse team, and Austin is a freshman and will play French Horn in the marching band, sing in the Chamber Choir, and participate in theater department.  



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, Advanced Physics, General Physics, Physical Science
  • Contact Information:
    Phone:  205-228-4072
    Twitter:  @ThePhysicsLady

    Supply List:

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

    Cleaning Supplies:

    • Chlorox Wipe / Hand Sanitizer / Paper Towells

     Google Classroom Codes:

    1st General Physics  i5fbdz

    2nd Prep

    3rd Advanced Physics q1ujz7

    4th Advanced Physics 4ggh39

    5th Physical Science y0mstm

    6th General Physics 5yu0rj

    7th General Physics rop7b6

    New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics

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