D. F. Huddle

D. F. Huddle Elementary
Community School Zone 2
Grades Pre-K & K

505 Texas Ave • Alexandria • LA 71301 • Phone: 442-7921 / Fax: 442-5498

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Where is D. F. Huddle Elementary?


Meet Our Principal
Tonya Normand



t normandIt is an honor to serve D.F. Huddle Elementary Pre K-Kindergarten in the Bolton Bear community. It is my vision for the students at D.F. Huddle to achieve mastery of the curriculum, prepare them to become ready for College and/or a Career while building a positive character in every student.

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My professional experiences range from eleven years in the classroom at Tioga and J.B. Nachman Elementary serving regular education and special education populations, Dry Prong Junior High teaching reading remediation, a Curriculum Specialist with training in Common Core, two years as the Assistant Principal at Alexandria Middle Magnet, and four years as the Principal at D.F. 

Huddle. These experiences prepared me for the next step in my career of being the Principal of D.F. Huddle Pre K-Kindergarten in the Bolton Bear community.   

I have my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education for 1st-8th grades, Special Education Certification, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. In addition, have 48 hours of training in Singapore Math, 16 hours of training in Lindamood Bell Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech, Data Teams certified, certified in writing Common Formative Assessments to measure learning, and Kagan trained in Cooperative Meetings. I am a CLASS reliable evaluator for Pre-K and a TAP evaluator for Pre-K- 5th grades.

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I have been married to my husband for 29 years. He has dedicated his career to serving the City of Alexandria Fire Department. Together, we have one daughter. She is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and works at a local hospital in the community. My hobbies include working out, hunting, and fishing with family members.



Assistant Principal

Meet Our Assistant Principal
Rick Miller

rmillerMy name is Rick Miller. I am excited about being the Assistant Principal at the new D.F. Huddle PreK-K Center. A safe, stable, and secure learning environment is essential for children to learn effectively. I will work tirelessly to provide that environment as well as quality instruction. I have been given the responsibility of being a positive role model for these students. It is an honor to be given the opportunity to mold the young student’s values, beliefs, and help build character for them to excel as successful problem-solvers. I invite the parents and community to share this responsibility so we, together as a team, will make the largest impact on the student’s future.

Master Teacher

Meet Our Master Teacher
Cheryl Anderson


andersonAs we begin this new adventure at Huddle Elementary, I am honored to be apart of this team.  I believe each child can learn at a very early age.  Building the child's basic fundamental reading skills is crucial to becoming a fluent reader.  As the master teacher, I will provide support to the teachers so that we can ensure each child has the best opportunity to be successful in his or her early education.