Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Cristy Thompson


Welcome to 8th Grade English!

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I look forward to working with you and your child(ren) this year! My web page has information that is helpful for the class, such as my syllabus, supply list, and lesson plans.

I have also included helpful links to the books that we will be reading this year (a new book every nine weeks). The photo gallery includes pictures from field trips, workshops, and dress-up days.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. I am here to help!


Dr. Thompson's Professional Biography



*EdD (Doctor of Education -- Rural Education: Organizational Change and Leadership) Degree -- The University of West Alabama, 2019-2021 (4.0 GPA)

*EdS (Education Specialist -- Teacher Leadership) Degree -- The University of West Alabama, 2013-2015 (4.0 GPA)

Class AA Certification


*MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching -- English Concentration) -- The University of West Alabama, 2007-2009 (3.9 GPA)

*MED (Master of Education -- Instructional Leadership) -- The University of West Alabama, 2021-2022 (4.0 GPA)

Class A Certification


 *BS (Bachelor of Science -- Double Major: Secondary Education and English) -- The University of Alabama, 2003-2006 (3.89 GPA)

Class B Certification

*Shelton State Community College, 2002-2003 (3.83 GPA)

Transferred to The University of Alabama

*Carrollton High School, 2001 (3.89 GPA)

Advanced Diploma with Tech-Prep Endorsement (Business Office Education)


FMS School Duties and Responsibilities

  • 7th Grade English Teacher 2007-2013, 8th Grade English Teacher 2013-Present
  • Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Team  -- Chairperson -- 2007-2022
  • District Accreditation Team Member 2008- Present
  • FMS Leadership Team 2007-Present
  • Reading and Language Textbook Adoption Committee 2007- Present
  • Reading and Language Curriculum Committee 2007-Present
  • 8th Grade Graduation and Honors Night – Chairperson – 2018-2020
  • Google G-Suite -- Campus Troubleshooter – 2017-Present
  • FMS Honors Day Committee 2016- Present
  • CCRS Implementation Team 2012-Present
  • Budget Committee – 2013-2014, 2016-2017
  • Miss FMS Pageant Committee 2011-2014
  • Courtesy Committee – 2011-Present
  • 8th Grade-Level Chair 2016-Present
  • 7th Grade-Level Chair 2011-2013
  • Discipline Committee 2012-2017
  • PowerSchool Campus Technology – Campus Troubleshooter – 2010-Present


Awards, Recognition, and Professional Organizations:

Instructional Leadership Advisory Committee, University of West Alabama Graduate School, 2022-Present

Outstanding Instructional Leader Award, University of West Alabama, 2021-2022

UWA/ Rural Schools Collaborative Caucus, 2021-2022

Fayette County Secondary School Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

Fayette Middle School Teacher of the Year 2021-2022

Fayette Middle School Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), 2021-Present

Excellence in Teaching Awards English Language Arts Honorable Mention, Committee of the Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines, 2019

Fayette Middle School Teacher of the Year 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award, 2013

Spiller Furniture’s FMS Teacher of the Year 2008-2009

Pinnacle Honor Society, 2022- present

Graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Alabama, 2006

Golden Key International Honor Society, 2004 - present

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2002-2004

Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, 2004-present

National Dean’s List, 2002-2005

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, 2004- present

Dean’s/ President’s List, 2002-2006

The National Scholars Honor Society, 2003-2005

Who’s Who Among Students In American Junior Colleges 2003

Who’s Who Among Students In American Colleges & Universities 2005- 2006

English Language Arts Praxis Score = 184

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) – 2021- present

Alabama Education Association – 2006-Present

Fayette County Education Association – 2007- present

Student Alabama Education Association, Vice-President – 2005-2006

National Education Association – 2006- Present

National Council of Teachers of English 2006 – Present

Kappa Delta Pi – 2004- Present