• Dr. Woodley


    I am thrilled to begin my sixth year as principal of Thompson Middle School.  Thompson Middle provides a wonderful academic experience for students.  In addition to great teaching and learning, Thompson Middle School has a variety of extra-curricular activities, events, and clubs for students to be a part of.  It is a pleasure working with our amazing faculty and staff.   Beyond that, I am honored to work with middle school students.  I want each of them to enjoy their time at TMS, gaining academic knowledge and life skills, as well as friendships and experiences to carry with them to high school. 

    This year will be a new and exciting year because of our consolidation with the 6th grade.  TMS re-located to the former Thompson High School, which has had significant renovations.  Our facilities are beautiful and offer so much space for our 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  We are excited to work with three grades and look forward to working with Alabaster students for three years.

    I grew up in Pleasant Grove, Alabama and attended Pleasant Grove High School.  I went to the University of Montevallo and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English/Language Arts.  I then earned a Masters and an Education Specialist degree in Leadership/Administration from UM.  In 2015, I completed and received a doctorate of education from Samford University. 

    I completed my student teaching at Pelham High School.  I taught for one semester at Montevallo High School and 6 years at Thompson High School.  I was an assistant principal at Thompson High for five years.  I went to Spain Park High for one year and made my way back to Alabaster as principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center.  Six years ago, I became principal at Thompson Middle. 

    I enjoy spending time with my family.  My husband teaches at Thompson High School and my children attend schools in the ACS school district.