Ms. Tomi Garner

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Bachelor of Science in Biology Education Master of Education in Biology Education Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision Certification in Instructional Leadership (2020) Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership (2020)

Ms. 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.

I am beginning 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 consistently placed nationally in the top 10, winning national titles three years in a row.