Degrees and Certifications:

Troy University - Bachelors of Arts (Comm. Arts w/ Dramatic Track) University of Alabama @ Birmingham - Alternative Bachelorette Certification for Secondary Education

Jane Ganey

Mrs. Ganey grew up in Birmingham, AL.  She started her first theatre class as a freshman in high school at Shades Valley.  She continued her theatre training at Troy University where she graduated with a BFA in Communication Arts.  She then began teaching at Thompson High School in 2007. 

In college, Mrs. Ganey spent summers working around the country with different theatre companies.  She has worked with theatre companies around Birmingham, including Virginia-Samford Theatre, South City Theatre, and many others.

During her tenure at Thompson, Mrs. Ganey has been involved in several theatre associations in Alabama. She was the District 6 Chair of the Secondary Division of the Alabama Conference of Theatre for 7 years.  In 2013, she was voted Chair of the Secondary Division of Alabama Conference of Theatre. In 2017, she was awarded Alabama State Troupe Director of the Year at the Alabama State Thespian Festival. In 2018, she was named Teacher of the Year for Thompson High School. 

Past students of Mrs. Ganey’s have achieved great awards for theatre as well as academia.  In 2016, her graduating seniors raised over 1.1 million dollars in scholarships to several universities around the country.  Alumni students are now working all over the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Tampa. 

Mrs. Ganey is excited to continue working with young artists at Thompson High School and looks forward to many more years being a Warrior!