Donald A. Cuttler, 44, a former president of the Prince George's County and Maryland state teachers associations, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Seabrook.

Mr. Cuttler was a teacher in the Prince George's County public school system for 22 years until illness forced his retirement in 1977. He taught science for five years and had been a guidance counsellor at Buck Lodge Junior High School since 1961.

In 1970, he took a year's leave from his school duties to serve as president of the Prince George's County Educators Association, the bargaining agent for teachers and administrators in the county. In 1972, he took another year's leave to serve as president of the Maryland State Teachers Association, the bargaining agent for public school teachers on the statewide level.

Mr. Cuttler also was active in the National Education Association and served as a delegate to national conventions in 1969, 1970 and 1971. In 1972, he was the Maryland state delegate to a world education conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. Cuttler was born in Munhall, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree in education at Indiana State University, Indiana, Pa., and a master's degree in administration at George Washington University. He earned an advanced certificate in biology, secondary administration and supervision from the University of Maryland.

He was a deacon of the Berwyn Presbyterian Church in College Park.

Survivors include his wife, Louis E. and a daughter, Dona Lou, both of the home; his mother, Florence Mable Cuttler, of Munhall, Pa; a sister, Marjorie Bailey, of Riverside, Calif. and three brothers, Robert A., of Munhall, William A., of Millersville, Md., and David R., of Severna Park, Md.