Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology Education, Alabama A&M University Master of Education in Biology Education, Alabama A&M University Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision, Middle Tennessee State University Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Samford University

Dr. Tomi Garner

I was born and raised into a family of educators.  I went to college in pursuit of a degree in the biomedical field, but changed my major during my second year.  I love the career path that I have chosen because I am constantly learning and evolving.  My students take me on new adventures each day.  As the years progress, I hope to continue learning new and innovative ways to educate my students.

This is my 15th year of teaching.  I have taught 7th grade science, 8th grade science, Survey of Life Science, and STEM.  I will be teaching Design & Modeling (Project Lead The Way), Medical Detectives (Project Lead The Way), and CodeSpace- Introduction to Python this school year.  I have been awarded Liberty Middle School's Teacher of the Year (2015-2016), Madison City's Secondary Teacher of the Year (2016-2017), the Alabama District VIII Secondary Teacher of the Year (2017-2018), and inducted into the Jacksonville Teacher Hall Of Fame (2017).  In 2019, my STEM students were winners of the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge, a national STEM challenge.  In addition to teaching, I coached for 13 years.  During that time, my dance teams won numerous awards including state, regional, and national titles.