Degrees and Certifications:

Jacksonville State University-Bachelor of Science Secondary Education History with a concentration in Social Studies Class B certification-General Social Science grades 6-12

Ms. Ashley Barry

My name is Ashley Barry and I am a native of Jacksonville, Alabama. I graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2015 and completed my degree at Jacksonville State University in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education History with a concentration in Social Studies. Prior to teaching, I worked as a clerical assistant at Jacksonville State University in the tutoring center. In my time at Jacksonville State University, I marched clarinet for four years as a member of the Marching Southerners. I completed my student teaching at Emma Sansom Middle School in Gadsden, Alabama teaching 8th grade World History. I also assisted with Junior United Nations. This is my first year teaching and I am extremely excited to be at Thompson High School! I teach 11th grade US History as well as 12th grade Economics. I am passionate about Social Studies and helping students think critically and prepare for their futures.  I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year and I can't wait to see what this year holds! If you have any questions, please email me at