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
- Scientific Calcuator **must bring to class every day
- Graph Paper
- 3-Ring Binder
- Colored Pencils
- Chlorox Wipe / Hand Sanitizer / Paper Towells
Google Classroom Codes:
1st General Physics i5fbdz
3rd Advanced Physics q1ujz7
4th Advanced Physics 4ggh39
5th Physical Science y0mstm
6th General Physics 5yu0rj
7th General Physics rop7b6
E-Learning Assignments will be posted to google classroom as needed.