Principal's Message

Nick Cottrell


Hello Parents, Teachers, Students, and HES Stakeholders, 


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 would like to thank Dr. Satchel and the Colbert County Board of Education for their trust in my leadership and goals I have for HES. 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 13, Evan 11, and a dog named Meeko. My family and I love traveling, spending time outdoors with family and friends, and watching Alabama football.


Roger High School, Florence, Alabama (Class of 1998)

Northwest-Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Athen State University, Athens, Alabama  (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education)

The University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama  (Master of Arts in Education: Instructional Leadership)


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



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