Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Education from UAB; secondary certification in Language Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from the University of Montevallo "Year for Life" program at the California Center for Biblical Studies in Culver City, CA Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg, California Antioch High School in Antioch, California
Mrs. Renee Brown
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and took many detours on the journey to Alabaster. After Baton Rouge, I lived in Jacksonville, Florida; Rockwood, Clinton, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Antioch, (northern) California; Culver City and Glendale (southern) California, with summers in Chicago mixed in for good measure. I have lived in Alabaster for 30 years. I am delighted to have made it here...to a place called home.
I have been at Thompson High School from a snowy January 4, 2001 until this very (not snowy) day! Here at THS I have taught Drama, Speech, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Forensic Individual Events. For the past eleven years, I have been teaching AP Literature and Composition (12th) along with an occasional English 12, English 12 Advanced, English 11, or Creative Writing. I was awarded THS Teacher of the Year in 2008. This year I will be teaching AP Literature and English 11.
My husband J.B. and I have two boys: Ryan (a class of 2013 THS grad) and Parker (a class of 2018 grad). We enjoy a busy life filled with watching our sons' band(s) concerts, church and outreach activities, gardening and bird-watching, and--oh, yes--essay reading! :)