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Director of Student Accounting and Compliance

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Phone: 972-843-6000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors: Texas A&M-Commerce
Masters: Stephen F. Austin
Certifications: Teaching & Principal

Mrs. Melanie Cottongame

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Community ISD's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Melanie Cottongame as the Director of Student Accounting and Compliance for Brave Nation, effective July 1, 2022.

Mrs. Cottongame is an 11-year education veteran with experience as a principal, assistant principal, elementary bilingual teacher, and bilingual education coordinator. She has spent the past three years in Brave Nation, including serving as the principal of McClendon Elementary for the 2021-22 school year.

Mrs. Cottongame holds a Bachelors in EC-4 Bilingual Education from Texas A&M-Commerce, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin, and teaching and Principal certifications. She is married to Brian Cottongame, and the couple has two children, Rylie (8th) and Levi (6th), who attend Community ISD.