Mr. Tucker has been a faculty member at New Haven High School for 22 years. He started teaching in August of 1997. He teaches American history, world history, psychology, and sociology.
Mr. Tucker has attended three different colleges. First he attended Denison University in Ohio. He went for his Bachelor of Arts degree. While he attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Mr. Tucker got his teaching certificate. At the moment, Mr. Tucker is attending the University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou, to get his Master’s degree.
Mr. Tucker commented, “College is what you put into it. The more [effort] you put into it, the more you get out of it.” Mr. Tucker said that it took him quite a while to realize this.
After graduating the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Mr. Tucker moved to the country to teach at New Haven High School. When asked what he liked about teaching, he replied, “When you realize you have made a difference in a kid’s life.” He said that he wanted to help kids improve in all aspects.
Along with teaching, Mr. Tucker is a coach of cross country and track. Mr. Tucker has been coaching for 24 years. When asked what his favorite part of coaching was, he answered, “Seeing kids improve.” Mr. Tucker said he enjoyed helping kids and seeing them improve over their four years of high school.
Mr. Tucker was extremely happy when boys cross country won state back in 2017. Mr. Tucker commented, “I have been striving for this for 23 years.”
Mr. Tucker is known for his talent as a coach, as well as his positive personality in class. Thanks for what you do, Mr. Tucker!