All Schools Transitioning to Remote

All Huntsville City Schools will transition to remote learning beginning Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28. Students will return to campus on Monday, Jan. 31. HCS is joining school systems across North Alabama in transitioning to remote learning due to the impacts of COVID-19 and staffing availability. This decision helps ensure instruction can continue safely and effectively.  Click the More Information button below for additional details and instructions.

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Challenger Elementary
1 (256) 428-7060   |   
1 (256) 428-7064   |   
13555 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE
Blue Ribbon School

Jacqueline Wortendyke

I am married and have 3 grown children and a border collie puppy. My daughter and son-in-law live in Madison, Alabama with their son. My oldest son and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee where he is a project engineer for a major construction firm. My youngest son, a business major, works in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Please contact Erica Cottingham or myself to make any referrals in the gifted program at CES.
Bachelors in Science from The Ohio State University
Masters in Science Education from The Ohio State University
Gifted Certification From The University of Alabama
Professional Certificate
Issued on 5/26/2011
Class A, Special Education (047)
Grade Level: P-12
Gifted (0J3)

Professional Certificate
Issued on 10/11/2007
Class A, Secondary (06A)
Grade Level: 6-12
General Science (021)

Highly-Qualified Teacher Eligibility
General Science (021) ; Grades: 6-12
I taught 8th grade science for 8 years in Dublin, Ohio where I was a team leader for 3 years, 8th grade science 1 year at Chapman Middle school and then transitioned to Gifted Education for 3 years there. I taught Gifted Education classes for 1 year at Providence and Challenger Elementary School and now teach Gifted Education full time at Challenger Elementary.