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 closed through Friday and will resume hours on Monday, April 6th, from 7:30AM - 2:30PM.

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

Taunya Smith

I am a native of Huntsville where I attended Ridgecrest Elementary, Huntsville Middle School, and graduated from J.O. Johnson High School. I later followed my passion for education by graduating from Alabama A&M University with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. I am thrilled to be the principal of James I. Dawson Elementary and I look forward to a partnership with this wonderful community.
B.S Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University (1998)
M.S Instructional Leadership, Samford University (2012)
Ed.S Instructional Leadership, Samford University (2016)
Doctoral Candidate, Samford University (Current)
Class AA, Instructional Leader
Class A, Instructional Leader Grade Level: P-12 Instructional Leader
Class B, Elementary Grade Level: K-6 Elementary Education