Phone: (256) 768-3100


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shala Bragwell

Originally from the small town of Hackleburg in Marion County, my family relocated to Florence after my husband retired from the Army in 2004. We have been blessed with a daughter and son.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in general science education and Master's degree in chemistry education from the University of North Alabama. I also completed my Education Specialist degree in 2017 from the University of North Alabama.  I began my teaching career in Colorado as a high school biology and chemistry teacher while my husband was stationed at Fort Carson. Both before and after moving to Colorado, I worked as a professional tutor for Northwest Shoals Community College and Bevill State Community College. However, I began my Alabama teaching career in 2006 at Florence Middle School as an 8th grade physical science teacher. 

I love teaching 8th grade students.  Physics and chemistry are a passion of mine; as is the promotion of developing the students confidence in their own.  I believe that middle students are at a great age to learn and still feel the fun and magic of these disciplines.  I strive to instill a love of science in all my students in the classroom and as my role of a Science Olympiad coach. 

  • 1st Period:    Planning

    2nd Period:   8th Grade Honors Science

    3rd Period:    8th Grade Honors Science 

    4th Period:    8th Grade General Science

    5th Period:    8th Grade Advisory/Lunch

    6th Period:    8th Grade Honors Science 

    7th Period:    8th Grade Honors Science

    8th Period:    8th Grade Honors Science