Hi! My Name is Manuela Cothren. I am the ARI Reading Specialist at Lakewood Elementary School. I have been teaching with the Huntsville City Schools system for 25 years and this is my 5th year as a ARI Reading Specialist. I moved to Huntsville in 1981 as an "Army brat," and have lived here ever since. I am a new "empty-nester." My last son graduated in spring 2021 and is off to college at USA. My middle son is a sophomore at TAMU. My oldest child, a daughter, lives in Birmingham with her family. I love to spend time with my family, travel (especially to Disney!!), and cook. I love to read and am very excited to be a member of the Lakewood Family!! Looking forward to another amazing year...
Master of Science in Elementary Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Class B, Elementary, Grades K-6
I have taught all grades from 1st through 4th. I started my first year of teaching in fourth grade. Then I taught 1st grade for 18 years, second grade for 1 year and third grade for 1 year. With the exception of one year at Blossomwood ES, all of my teaching experience has been at Lakewood ES.