Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. has 29 years of experience in public education and comes to Douglas County School District from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as Superintendent of Princeton City Schools. Over his career he has held the positions of classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary curriculum and superintendent. He has been twice named National Superintendent of the Year (American Association of School Administrators in 2016, and National Alliance of Black School Educators in 2013). Dr. Tucker is passionate about ensuring that the needs of the underprivileged and those with special needs are met.
Dr. Tucker is also well-versed in both school financing and business partnerships and has often been called upon by local and state lawmakers to consult regarding funding issues.
Dr. Tucker earned his Ph.D. and Master’s from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an active member of many educational associations, civic organizations, and committees, including the National Alliance of Black School Educators.