Hardin High School students were greeted by a new principal – Mr. Stacy Tucker – when they returned to school on Thursday.
Tucker came to Hardin with 16 years of teaching experience. Most recently, he was the principal of Ballinger Junior High School in Ballinger, Texas. While there, he was selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 15 Outstanding Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership from the 20 region Education Service Centers in the state.
Tucker is excited to begin his role as instructional leader for Hardin High School. He attended West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He attended Lamar University and was awarded a Master of Education in School Administration.
Tucker says he plans to continue the long tradition of excellence at Hardin High School.
“If you talk to anyone about our school, the folks will tell you about the pride they have in the deep tradition of the school. The walls echo of students’ academic and extracurricular successes that go back generations. I am proud to continue to grow the tradition,” he said. “I want our students to have pride in the past, innovate today, and ultimately be prepared for their future. It is a growth mindset that I believe parents, teachers, students and the community expect.”