09-01-20 Update to Student Return Plan

The district has released updated information regarding the plan to return students to in-person instruction beginning in September.  To learn about the details of that plan, including dates of return by grade-level, click the More Information link below.

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Challenger Elementary
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
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13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

Erica Cottingham


My name is Erica Cottingham and I absolutely love teaching GATE here at Challenger Elementary! I have been married to my husband for 16 years and together we have two amazing daughters! I enjoy traveling, yoga, reading, hanging out with our sweet pup, and relaxing with my family. It is my goal to push my students out of their comfort zone and accomplish things they never thought they could!

Please contact Jacqueline Wortendyke or myself to make any referrals to the gifted program here at CES.
B.S in Elementary Education with a minor in Educational Technology from Athens State University
Masters in Gifted Education from Troy University
ALSDE Elementary Education
ALSDE Gifted Education