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Teacher of the Year


2019-2020 System Teacher of the Year

Ashley Sutton


A teacher who discovered during a student aide assignment when she was in high school a passion for serving students with disabilities was named the Carrollton City Schools 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

The selection of Carrollton High School special education teacher Ashley Sutton was announced following glowing reports school principals presented about their respective TOTYs. The other Teachers of the Year are Jennifer Day, Carrollton Elementary School; Michael Hilbert, Carrollton Upper Elementary; and Maria Menendez, Carrollton Junior High School.

Front row, from left, are the school-level Teachers of the Year: Jennifer Day, CES; Maria Menendez, CJHS; Ashley Sutton, CHS; and Michael Hilbert, CUES. Standing behind them are community business partners who sponsored monetary gifts for all the teachers. From left are Scott Duncan of Carrollton Office Equipment, sponsor of the district award; Swede Sullivan of J. Smith Lanier Insurance, Will Ozier of Ozier Apparel and Matt Morris of Morris Auto Sales, sponsors of the school-level awards.