School leaders described her as an innovator who offered advice and seasoned wisdom to new teachers throughout her tenure.
In her bio submitted as part of the teacher of the year award selection process, Marshall said she made it a priority “to share love beyond her teaching assignment with all students to ensure that they are safe and have a sense of belonging in school.”
Marshall was involved in a car accident in Anniston on Sept. 20, according to school district officials. She was taken to Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, where she died Oct. 13. Her funeral was Saturday in her hometown.
Details about the car accident have not been released.
Marshall was among the 35 school-level award winners recognized at a banquet Oct. 3, although she was not in attendance.
"All of us in the Douglas County School System are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Marshall,” Superintendent Trent North said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her personal family in Alabama as well as her school family. ... The positive impact she made will live on through the young lives she impacted."
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