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Ohio School Leader Named National Superintendent of the Year

Congratulations to Thomas S. Tucker, superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio, who has been named 2016 AASA National Superintendent of the Year!

Tucker’s selection was announced February 11 at the National Conference on Education hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. He was one of four finalists for the honor; others included Pamela Moran of Charlottesville, Virginia; Steven Webb of Vancouver, Washington; and Freddie Williamson of Raeford, North Carolina.

Tucker, who received his master’s degree and doctorate from Ohio State University and his bachelor’s from Philander Smith College (AR), is a lifelong educator. After growing up in Arkansas, he worked in public schools in Kansas and Ohio, and he has led three Ohio districts in the last decade. During the past 26 years as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director of secondary curriculum, and finally superintendent, he has won acclaim for high performance and strong leadership.

Learn more about Superintendent Tucker in this profile from AASA and the official press release.