Weather Notice

Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  The current forecast does not call for accumulations of winter-like precipitation, but does include a significant wind chill.  The delay will allow time for conditional improvements to ensure safe travel and improved conditions for our buses, students, and staff. 


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. 


The HCS Weather Safety Team will work in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies 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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Dan Doty

Dan Doty's classroom learning environment promotes fun, growth, and a sense of family. Doty was inspired by one of his elementary teachers to pursue teaching and implements the same creative and caring atmosphere in his classroom. Recognized as a passionate, student-centered educator continually seeking to improve learning and school culture, Doty often strives to touch the heart and lives of students, their families, and co-workers.
Master of Educational Leadership - Samford University
Master of Theology - Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science - Middle Tennessee State University
Class A, Instructional Leader (210)
Grade Level: P-12
Instructional Leader (81L)

Issued on 7/1/2015
Class B, Elementary (75A)
Grade Level: K-6
Elementary Education (0N1)

Issued on 07/01/1998
401 Elementary
Grades 1-8

(256) 428-7380
I began my career in Elementary Education in Columbia, Tennessee after graduating from MTSU. After teaching for three years, I attended the seminary and have been the pastor of churches in Southeastern Missouri and South Alabama. I am currently the pastor of a church in Huntsville where I have served for over 12 years.

I returned to Education in 2016 (while also serving as pastor) and taught 6th grade in Madison County.

I am now blessed to be teaching at Ridgecrest Elementary in Huntsville City, which makes my 7th year of teaching.