About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

High School: Springville High School Undergraduate: Bachelors in Biology from UAB Graduate: Masters in General Science Secondary Education from UAB

Mrs. Gabriel Higdon

I am a Springville alumna, and I graduated SHS in 2012. Go Tigers! After graduating, I attended UAB where I majored in biology and minored in psychology. I continued onto graduate school to major in general science secondary education at once again UAB. Go Blazers! 

I am married to my high school sweetheart Lance who teaches math at Leeds High School. We have a beautiful baby girl named Lilly who was born in the Spring of 2021. We also have three pets: Milo (tabby cat), Remi (golden retriever), and Mushu (bearded dragon). If I'm not at school or home, you can find me at The Gathering Place Church or Crossfit Perseverance! I am a lover of all animals, coffee, and anything related to Finding Nemo/Dory. :) 

Science was always my favorite subject in school, and my goal is for all of my students to experience the excitement and wonder that science has to offer! I am looking forward to a great school year!

Undergraduate Research: Conservation efforts for the Mississippi diamondback terrapin under Dr. Thane Wibbels (2011-2012)

Informal Education: Education Specialist at McWane Science Center (2015-2017)

Formal Education: Science Teacher at SMS (2017-Present)