Phone: 205 685-6700


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: • 2013 - MAE Secondary Mathematics Education - UAB • 1991 - BS Mathematics - UAB Certifications: • Class A, Secondary (6-12) Mathematics • Class B, Secondary (6-12) Physics

Mr. Paul Furman

Hello and welcome to my website.

Teaching is a second career for me.  After spending 20+ years working as a software developer and architect, I decided several years ago to pursue a career in education.  So, I enrolled in graduate school and eventually found myself driving to Thompson High School for work every day.  It has been an interesting and rewarding change, and I look forward to a long career as a teacher.  I find a lot of parallels between software development and physics.  Both respond well to an analytical mind and attention to detail, both of which are strengths of mine and are skills that I strive every day to develop in my students.  Physics and math are inextricably related, and I often tell my students that "physics is math with a purpose".

I am excited to be part of Thompson High School and Alabaster City Schools.  I can't think of anywhere that I would rather be.