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Manuela Cothren

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...
Education: 
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
Certifications: 
Class B, Elementary, Grades K-6
Phone: 
256-428-7240
Grade: 
K
1
2
3
Department: 
English
Experience: 
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.

Email:
manuela.cothren@hsv-k12.org