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DCSD names new superintendent

Dr. Thomas S. Tucker is the sole finalist for the DCSD superintendent position.  He is expected to assume the superintendent role on July 1.  “It’s a distinct honor and privilege to help lead one of America’s finest – and I do mean finest – public school systems.  I give the community my promise – you are going to get 110 percent effort out of me each and every day.”



Information provided by the Douglas County School District

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has selected Dr. Thomas S. Tucker as the sole finalist to lead the 68,000 student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.

“After a thorough national search, we are pleased to offer this critical position to Dr. Tucker, a career educator who will bring his expertise and knowledge to this role to help DCSD continue to grow academically, while strengthening our climate and culture.  I am certain Dr. Tucker will bring our community together to do what’s best for kids,” said David Ray, DCSD board president.

“Dr. Tucker is an inspirational leader.  He has an impressive track record of being a lifelong educator who is dedicated to students,” said Ray.  “He is a decision maker, a servant leader and a unifier.  Dr. Tucker truly champions public education, which is in direct alignment to this school board.”

Tucker is currently the superintendent of Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He has 29 years of experience serving in the Kansas and Ohio public school systems.  He has held the positions of classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, director of secondary curriculum and superintendent. 

“The Board extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Douglas County community for participating in the search for a permanent superintendent by providing input into the qualities desired of our next leader, participating on focus group panels, tuning into our community forum and offering feedback on the finalists,” said Ray.  “We simply could not have done this without the support of our community.”

Tucker is expected to assume the DCSD superintendent role on July 1.

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