Phone: 205-685-6700


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education, Mississippi State University (1979) Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Special Education, University of Mississippi (2007) National Board Certified Teacher (2004) National Board Certified Teacher- Renewal (2014)

Mrs. Beverly Brister

Hello, my name is Beverly Brister and I am an Inclusion/Academic Enhancement teacher at Thompson High School. The 2020-2021 school year will be my 39th year teaching and my fifth year back at Thompson High School. My husband and I lived in Alabaster for 9 years where I taught at Thompson High School before moving to Tupelo, Mississippi. We have moved back to Alabama and I have been very blessed to again teach at Thompson High School. My husband of 41 years, Steve, and I have two wonderful sons. Jim and his wife Megan live in Denver, Colorado. Jim is an Landscape Architect for a landscape firm and Megan is a registered dietition for the VA Hospital. This year our sweet grandson, James, celebrated his first birthday!! Our youngest son Scott lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is in technical sales selling management software to banks. 

I received a Bachelors of Science degree in Special Education from Mississippi State University in 1979 and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction- Special Education from the University of Mississippi in 2007. I also received National Board Certification in 2004 and renewed my certification in 2014. For the past 12 years I have had the opportunity to mentor candidates pursuing National Board Certification. I have mentored some great teachers who have become National Board Certified. When I'm not teaching. I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. We are so happy to be back in Alabama and I am very happy to be back at Thompson High School. I am looking forward to another great school year.