Dr. Clarence Sutton

Dr. Clarence Sutton serves as superintendent of Huntsville City Schools. He is a veteran educator with nearly 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and administrator.

As superintendent, Dr. Sutton focuses on five key areas:

  • Promoting student success

  • Supporting teachers and staff members

  • Implementing a new strategic plan and rolling out a new capital plan for the district

  • Prioritizing system culture, climate, and safety

  • Engaging in strong communication and community engagement

Dr. Sutton previously served as the district's chief of staff, deputy superintendent of Learning Supports, and chief academic officer prior to becoming superintendent.

Prior to Huntsville City Schools, he served as the longtime principal of Central High in Tuscaloosa where the school significantly increased graduation rates, increased yearly scholarship offers for students, and established a career pathway program which is now used as a model across the state.

He believes in the power of partnerships with businesses and community organizations to enhance student learning and develop potential workforce opportunities for students after high school.

Dr. Sutton and his wife, Jameka, have six children and two grandchildren.