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Mr. Brent Byars
Principal of Thompson Intermediate School
Principal- Ed.S (15 years experience)
Mr. Byars is ecstatic to be the principal of Thompson Intermediate School. Mr. Byars comes to TIS with administrative experience from both Creek View Elementary, where he served as principal for 2 1/2 years, and Helena Elementary, where he spent 2 ½ years as assistant principal. Prior to Helena Elementary, Mr. Byars taught for six years, five at Thompson Intermediate as a 5th grade teacher, and one at Helena Middle as a 6th grade teacher. He also coached football and baseball during this time.
Mr. Byars grew up in Alabaster and graduated from Thompson High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo, and earned his Masters of Education in Administration from the University of Montevallo. He completed his Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Montevallo as well.
Mr. Byars currently lives in Alabaster with his wife Christy and sons Brooks and Hudson, and his precious daughter Maryn. He loves spending time with his family and going to the park and watching sports. Mr. Byars is a huge Auburn fan, WAR EAGLE, and enjoys tailgating and watching Auburn play with his friends and family. Mr. Byars also enjoys reading John Grisham novels and going to the beach. He enjoys watching Sportscenter and reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and Matlock.