Apollo Elementary Teacher Faces 3-Day Suspension For Embarrassing Student

TITUSVILLE, Florida – A 5th grade teacher at Apollo Elementary School in Titusville, Florida will face disciplinary action at a Brevard County School Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, for allegedly embarrassing a student in front of her fellow classmates.

According to documents filed with the Brevard Public School Board, Theresa Sutton allegedly called a student a ‘cheat’ and a ‘thief’ and publicly approached the student after she had been removed from the classroom and stated “you got what you wanted.”

Following those incidents, Sutton allegedly wrote on the classroom whiteboard “Write a detailed statement about how I treated [student name redacted]. Did I pick on her or call her names?”

Sutton allegedly asked the student’s fellow classmates to provide statements regarding the teacher’s interactions with the student.

Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins recommended that the Brevard Public School Board approve a three-day suspension of Sutton for violating State Board of Education rules prohibiting educators from intentionally exposing students to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement.