Ad Spot

Cortney Cooper Slaughter named Alabama’s top assistant principal

MADISON – Madison native Cortney Cooper Slaughter has been honored as National Outstanding Assistant Principal Award for the State of Alabama.

For three years, Slaughter has served as Assistant Principal at Fultondale Elementary School. The Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators presented the award to Slaughter. The National Association of Elementary School Principals sponsored the award program.

Previously, Slaughter taught physical education at Concord Elementary School for seven years.

In 2007, Slaughter earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Athens State University. She has earned a master’s degree and education specialist degree in instructional leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Slaughter plans to complete a doctorate’s degree in instructional leadership from Samford University in December.

At Fultondale, Cortney advocates communication. “When students write me letters as a class or individually, I always take time to write them back individually. If a class puts 23 letters in my mailbox, I write 23 letters back to them,” Slaughter said.

“My drive to be where I am at today in my career started with my professor Dr. Wendy Cowan at Athens State University. She encouraged me, as a single mom, to not hide my story but use it to impact others’ lives throughout my journey. I still have a card in my office that she gave me at graduation,” Slaughter said.

Her first teaching assignment was in Concord, Ala. “Moving away from my family as a single mom was not always easy, but it was what I had to do for Coda … So many people in Concord took us in as family and led the path to success,” she said.

In addition, Slaughter acknowledges mentorship from Fultondale Principal Frances R. Finney, who “allowed me to do more than ‘Books, Butts and Buses’ and learn about finance, (planning) meetings and master schedules”; Dr. Yancy Morris; Jefferson County Board of Education; and, at Bob Jones High School, math teacher David Carroll and cheerleading coach Shannon Pike Landman.

“My husband is Gavin Slaughter. We have a son named Coda, and he’s 12 years old. We also have a daughter named Saylor who just turned one,” Cortney said.

In Fultondale, Cortney has volunteered in many capacities including veterans’ observances, tornado relief and civic fundraisers.

While she uses most free time in dissertation writing, Cortney enjoys time with her family riding Sea Doos at Smith Lake, fishing and riding her paddleboard. “My life is built around my family and doing what is best for them.”

Her parents are Richard and Gail Cooper of Madison.

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

Madison

Paving at Intergraph Way and Lime Quarry Road

Discovery Middle School

State championship proves easy victory for Discovery Scholar’s Bowl Team

x