Return to In-Person Learning Five Days per Week

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) leaders announced plans during Thursday night’s board of education work session for traditional students to return to school Mondays through Fridays for the second nine weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  To find out more, please click the more information button below:

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Lori Otto

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! My name is Lori Otto, and I teach special education. I am currently working on my dissertation for my doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University in special education leadership with a focus on applied behavior analysis. I have taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels. I love being a teacher. This is my twelfth-year teaching students with special needs. I am also a sponsor for the HHS Junior Civitan Club and Panther Pals.
My teaching philosophy is based on respecting differences, building a climate of trust, and tapping into my student’s strengths and abilities. I believe we all have something to contribute and learn from each other. I enjoy learning new things from my students each day. I use multi-media-based instruction in the classroom and believe in a consistent, positive, and respectful approach to making lasting, meaningful behavior changes.
Alabama A&M University: B.S. Collaborative Teaching 6-12
Alabama A&M University: M.Ed. Collaborative Teaching K-6
Alabama A&M University: Ed.S. Collaborative Teaching K-6
Alabama A&M University: B.S. Business Administration
Alabama State Department of Education Certifications:
Collaborative Teaching Class B
Collaborative Teaching Class A
Elementary Education Class A
Collaborative Teaching Class AA
256-428-8050 Ext. 121
Special Education
Before becoming a teacher, I taught scuba diving and microgravity experiences at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for nine years. I will always have a love for teaching diving at Space Camp. This past summer I taught behavior therapy for young students and a job coach for young adults with special needs.


Courses taught using the modified block schedule.
A Day B Day
Block 1AAS MathAAS CBI
Block 2AAS ScienceAAS ELA
Block 3AAS Social Sudies PE
Block 4AAS Life SkillsAAS Elective