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.