School Weather Delay
Huntsville City Schools will delay the start of classes by one hour on Thursday, January 18, 2018, due to extreme cold weather conditions. Buses will run on a one-hour delayed schedule. Please click the link below for further information about specific start times.
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Laura Worshim

Laura Worshim, Principal
I am so happy that McDonnell Elementary will be serving you and your family as they pursue an education. One thing I love about McDonnell, is that it is truly a community school. This is my 4th year as principal of McDonnell Elementary School. I have lived in Huntsville for 8 years. I had the opportunity to work in several states due to my husband’s reassignments as a military officer. I have a background in Special Education, behavior and ESL. I have two sons one is at a military academy and the other has already joined the workforce. I enjoy watching my children walk into school with a smile. They teach me something every day. I like to spend my free time exercising and relaxing with friends.
Ed.D Educational Leadership Nova University
Masters of Education in Special Education, Auburn University
BS Communication Disorders, Texas A&M
Administrative Certificate for Alabama and Texax