HCS To Implement Blended Learning Plan

All Huntsville City Schools remain closed through April 3rd.  Beginning Monday, April 6th, Huntsville City Schools will begin implementation of a Blended Learning Plan.  For more information about this plan, as well as academic enrichment activities that can already be accessed, please use the More Information button below to visit the Coronavirus & Crisis Contingency Plan page.

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James I Dawson Elementary
(256) 428-7500   |   
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5308 Mastin Lake Road

April Draine

Hello parents! I am the ARI Reading Specialist here at Dawson Elementary School. I was born and raised right here in Huntsville, Alabama and am a proud product of Huntsville City Schools. I am married, and I am the mother to 3 beautiful children. In my spare time, I love to travel, sew, read, and hang out with my family.

As a teacher, I believe that given the right environment, support, and encouragement, all students have the ability to learn and thrive. This school year, I hope to help teachers enhance their instructional practices by integrating purposeful and helpful reading strategies and resources.
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University 2003
Masters of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix 2006
Class B Elementary Certificate
Grade Level K-6

ARI Certified

Level 1 Google Certified
Additional Certified Staff
10 years as a 5th and 6th grade teacher.
5 years as an instructional coach.