Phone: 256.851.4540


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Business Administration, Texas A & M University-Texarkana M.Ed. Education, Alabama A & M University Ed.S. Instructional Leadership Certificate, Samford University

Ms. Leslie Cross

My family relocated to Hazel Green from Texas in 1988. Being an educator is my second career, the first being a stay-at-home mom caring for my family and being involved in the community. I began teaching 4-yr Pre-K at a local church and loved it. I could no longer ignore my calling as an educator and returned to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Education. During my twenty years in public education, I have worked as an aide, teacher, coach, both athletic and instructional, assistant principal, and now, principal. I have worked in several Madison County schools over the years, mostly as a 6th-grade teacher. My love of learning compelled me to pursue an administrative certificate from Samford University. Since completion of that certificate, I have served as Assistant Principal at Owens Cross Roads School for the past four years. I am honored to be the Principal at Hazel Green Elementary School and I'm excited to help students achieve their maximum potential.

Along with my husband, Sammy Cross, I enjoy following both high school and college sports. We also enjoy professional baseball and are Braves fans. Among our greatest gifts are our four children, six grandchildren, and one fur baby named Bear.