Blended Learning & Spring Break Feeding

All Huntsville City Schools remain closed through April 3rd.  Beginning Monday, April 6th, Huntsville City Schools will begin implementation of a Blended Learning Plan.  The Rock Worship Center & The Dream Center, in partnership with The Manna House, will be continuing curbside meal distribution during spring break.  We are grateful for the support of our community!  For more information about the blended learning plan, academic enrichment activities, and spring break feeding sites, please use the More Information button below to visit the Coronavirus & Crisis Contingency Plan page.


The Help Desk is currently available Mon-Fri from 7:30AM - 3:30PM at 256-428-6900.

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Challenger Elementary
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
1 (256) 428-7064   |   
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