• Nick Cottrell
    Principal

    Hello Parents, Teachers, Students, and HES Stakeholders, 

    Bio

    My name is Nick Cottrell, Principal at Hatton Elementary School. I’m incredibly honored to have the opportunity to work at HES in the Colbert County School system. I have worked in education for 14 years as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal. Education is a passion of mine, and I look forward to sharing that with all stakeholders in the Brick-Hatton community. 

    I am married to Jenny Lee Cottrell. We have two boys, Owen, Evan, and a dog named Meeko. We are also welcoming a new baby girl in March. My family and I love traveling, spending time outdoors with family and friends, and watching Alabama football.

    Education

    Roger High School, Florence, Alabama (Class of 1998)
    Northwest-Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
    Athens State University, Athens, Alabama  (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education)
    The University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama  (Master of Arts in Education: Instructional Leadership)

    Experience

    Danville-Neel Elementary School, Danville, Alabama 

    • Kindergarten and Third Grade Teacher
    • Basketball, Baseball, and Golf Coach

    Lexington High School, Lexington, Alabama

    • Sixth Grade and Drivers Education Teacher
    • Basketball, Baseball, Golf, and Football Coach

    Muscle Shoals Middle School, Muscle Shoals, Alabama

    • Assistant Principal
    • Middle School Athletic Director