Phone: 205-685-6700 Ext. 3871


Degrees and Certifications:

UAB 1988-89 EMT-I, II, III NREMT-Paramedic (Currently Acitve) Shelton State FFI, FFII Additional courses in Fire Science Herzing University, Birmingham 2012-14 Bachelor of Science Homeland Security/Public Safety

Mr. Andy Garrett

Subjects Taught

Health Science Foundations & Emergency Services



Alabaster Fire Department - Lieutenant FF Paramedic


Comfort Keepers In-Home Senior Care - Owner Operator


Thompson Middle School - Behavioral Aide

2015 - Current

Thompson High School - Teacher

Health Science (Foundations & Emergency Services)


As a retired Fire Fighter Paramedic turned Teacher/Coach, I can't begin to tell you how rewarding both of these careers have been for me!! After working 26 years in the Fire Service and while making my way through the ranks, I was able to gather and create an awesome resume that led me into the Teaching Profession. This past year ended my 5th year as a full time teacher here at Thompson High School, and in this short time I have watched as the number of students who have an interest and passion for the HealthCare Industry, continues to Grow!! To sustain our Acadamies Growth, our School Board, Superintendent, and School Administrators deserve all of the credit, as it has been there willingness to accomodate our staff and our students with the best equipment possible to facilitate a realistic learning enviornment. It has been through Scenario Based, Hands On learning experiences and real world simulations, that our students have accomplished so much. Having said this, our students have found that they are far more prepared to enter College or the WorkForce than they could have ever imagined!

As I now head into my 6th year as a full time educator, I want to thank all of our community partners, as well as, the parents that have always stepped up to help our students achieve so many great things! Rest assured, this 2020-2021 school year, while different, will have ultimately produced the same great results!! 

God Bless & Continue to be, WARRIOR STRONG!! 


Andy Garrett - BS. NREMT-P

Thompson High School 

Health Science