Weather Notice

Due to the potential for icy road conditions, Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  All elementary, middle, and junior high classes will begin at 10:00am.  All high school classes will begin at 10:30am.  Buses will also run on a two-hour delayed schedule. 


Huntsville City Schools Weather Safety Team, working in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies, will continue to monitor conditions and send out updates should any additional changes be necessary.  For more information about the weather safety decision process, please select the more information link below.

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

Leslie Maples

I am a native of Huntsville. I attended Highlands and Mountain Gap Elementary, then continued on to Mountain Gap Middle. I graduated from Grissom before attending UAH for my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. I am blessed to join the awesome Dawson family for the 2019-2020 year. We are off to a wonderful start!

I am a newlywed. My husband Craig and I tied the knot this summer. We have two fur babies. Holstein and Solo keep us very busy. In our spare time, we enjoy traveling and listening to bluegrass music.
Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from Samford University
Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership from Samford University
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Alabama in Huntsville
Class AA, Instructional Leader
Grade Level: P-12
Instructional Leader

Class A, Instructional Leader
Grade Level: P-12
Instructional Leader

Class B, Elementary
Grade Level: K-6
Elementary Education
Assistant Principal
Blossomwood Elementary
June 2017- June 2019
Assistant Principal

Mountain Gap P-8
February 2015- June 2017

3rd Grade Teacher
Weatherly Heights Elementary
July 2008- February 2015

1st Grade Teacher
Ridgecrest Elementary
August 2007- July 2008