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Neely  Woodley
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I am thrilled to begin my third 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 awesome 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. 

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 at 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.  Two 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.