Tucker joined SA in June of 2020. He was previously Assistant Head of School at Sacramento Country Day School, the leading pre-K-12 independent school in Sacramento. There, he played an integral role in all aspects of school life: from hiring and mentoring new teachers and staff to implementing the school’s strategic plan. He worked closely with the Sacramento Country Day Board of Trustees on various committees and initiatives and also led three school-wide committees: the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Alliance, the Teaching & Learning Committee, and the Professional Growth Committee. In addition to this work and his supervisory responsibilities, Tucker taught a junior and senior course in American Studies.
Prior to Sacramento Country Day, Tucker was the Head of Academics at the Baltimore School for the Arts (400 students) from 2009-2014, one of the top five performing arts high schools in the country, where he led and evaluated the entire academic program, incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to what had been a fairly traditional curriculum. As part of this work, Tucker oversaw all course offerings, scheduling, and academic advising; hiring and mentoring of all faculty and staff; supporting the professional development program; overseeing college counseling; sitting on the Standards Committee, which evaluated all student progress and discipline; and teaching an American Studies seminar. Before the Baltimore School for the Arts, Tucker taught American Studies and multiple history and literature seminars at the Calhoun School in New York City from 2006-2009, where he also coached basketball and advised the Model UN as well as student clubs focused on diversity and equity.
Tucker has a BA in American Studies and African American Studies from Wesleyan University, and earned his MA and MPhil as a PhD student in Yale University’s American Studies program. He and his wife Angela have two children, Matteo and Ruby.
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