Mark Cuttle Joins Central’s Staff as the New Business Teacher

MARK CUTTLE JOINS CENTRAL STAFF AS THE NEW BUSINESS TEACHER --  Mr. Cuttle is going over a test review with his students.

Ashley Coleman

MARK CUTTLE JOINS CENTRAL STAFF AS THE NEW BUSINESS TEACHER -- Mr. Cuttle is going over a test review with his students.

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

Every year, Central High School opens its doors to new people. This year, Mark Cuttle has joined the school’s staff. Cuttle is the new business teacher, and he is overwhelmed with excitement.

Cuttle has taught for Hamilton County for four years, but this is his first year at Central.

In seventh grade, Cuttle moved to Florida and graduated from high school there. He attended UTC and gained his bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration. He obtained the ability to teach history and government, but decided that being a mentor for business was a better choice.

“I have always wanted to teach business marketing, and when the opportunity became available to teach at Central High School, I jumped at the chance.” said Cuttle.

Also, he completed an additional 24 hours of graduate work towards a master’s degree in secondary education.

Before 9/11, Cuttle had a break from his active military duty and became a financial consultant with American Express for ten years. He gathered most of his information about business there, as well as $25,000,000 of assets under management. After the terrorist attacks, Cuttle was called back to duty until June of 2013, where he retired in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a colonel.

“I served two combat tours in Iraq with approximately 500 days of ‘boots on the ground’ in Iraq,” Cuttle stated.

A fun fact about him is that he enjoys watching baseball and his favorite team is the Red Sox out of his home state of Massachusetts.

Cuttle is blissful to have the opportunity to be someone who can guide students with financial goods and assets.

If he had any advice for students it would be encompassed in a Fredrick Douglas quote: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”