Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2021 ACE Academy Teacher of the Year Jeffrey Hutto!
ACE Academy Teacher of the Year Jeffrey Hutto is on his second “tour of duty” there.
Mr. Hutto, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, began teaching at the alternative middle and high school when it formerly was known as Crossroads, and then moved on to teach at a traditional CCSD middle school.
“It did not take him long to realize where the greatest need was for his gifts, talents and skills; but more importantly, where his heart was and where he needed to be – at ACE Academy,” Principal Richard Landolt said, adding he is grateful for Mr. Hutto and appreciates how his military service informs his teaching. “Regardless of our students’ situations, backgrounds and varying degrees of prior academic success, he reaches out to find ways to help them become successful.”
Mr. Hutto, now is his 23rd year as an educator, teaches ACE science classes, where he is known for his application of real-world lessons to teach science standards. Mr. Hutto “revitalized” the science department upon his return to ACE in 2012, one colleague shared, noting he also serves on committees to improve student services, including the student recognition committee, and created and sponsors the Gaming Club to help more students feel “involved and valued.”
In his own words: “My greatest accomplishment is being a small part of my students’ future success. They are an inspiration, as they have matured to become educators, engineers, musicians, technicians, business owners and parents.”
Special thanks to our 2021 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.