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Tucker ready for new gig

Monday, March 24, 2008

A familiar face is joining the administration of Clay Community Schools.

Kimberly Tucker has been principal of Owen Valley High School, and worked in Spencer-Owen and Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporations before taking an Assistant Principal position with Avon Middle School this year.

And now, Tucker will bring her 25 years of experience here as assistant superintendent of Clay Community Schools.

She has deep ties in Clay County. Her parents have owned a business here for 40 years, and her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live in Clay County.

Tucker also began her teaching career at Northview High School, as a student teacher.

She will take over a position the corporation has not filled since 2005. Superintendent Dan Schroeder redefined the roll of the assistant superintendent earlier this school year to address testing, curriculum and professional development needs.

Tucker looks forward to addressing ISTEP+ testing deficiencies by working with those working with the kids.

"What's interesting about this coming year, is it allows me to work specifically with building administrators and teachers," Tucker said.

She set a goal to use data to not only improve remedial scores, but to look at the special population of high-achieving students as well.

"We're going to lift (high-achieving students) up, and bring the middle and low achieving students up with them," Tucker said.

Tucker has been the assistant principal at Avon Middle School for a short time, but the experience in a large corporation has been a positive one for her.

"It has been very interesting to work in a very large and explosive growth school community," she said. "It has allowed me to network with very qualified people."

Tucker said she is "very excited" to serve Clay County and return to a school corporation size that she is more familiar with.

Her contract in Avon ends June 30, and July 1, she will begin a new chapter in the development of Clay County Schools.


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There are only 30 days in June. Her contract cannot end on a day that doesn't exist.

-- Posted by Bruther on Mon, Mar 24, 2008, at 10:59 PM

That is actually hilarious!!!!!

-- Posted by OntheRight08 on Mon, Mar 24, 2008, at 11:43 PM

Bruther,

What the heck is your comment about? Makes no sense to me.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 9:42 AM

And again... her money is coming from where? Do we already have people in place to do these jobs??? Why was our last asst. super told we didnt need this position and now suddenly we do? YIKES

-- Posted by madmom61 on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 9:49 AM

Bruther's comment was in the last paragraph before the publisher of the article updated the mistake, said June 31st instead of June 30th.

-- Posted by andypflueger on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 10:16 AM

Does anyone know why she would leave a position at OV in the middle of a school year? Now she is leaving Avon at the end of this school year to come here, What are we getting ourselves into?

-- Posted by Partrosie on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 1:07 PM

To keep things fair should all administrators be paid the same as the teachers? Instead of putting someone in a position that has been vacant, why not spend that $96,000 to put on a couple teachers and ease some of the crowding in the classrooms. Seems to me that would be a better way to spend the money, no offense to Mrs. Tucker.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Tue, Mar 25, 2008, at 1:38 PM


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