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M. Jeremy Tucker, Superintendent, Liberty 53 School District, Liberty, Mo.

Missouri: Leaders Matter

Nominated By: Doug Hayer, Executive Director, Missouri Association of School Administrators

 M. Jeremy Tucker, Superintendent, Liberty 53 School District, Liberty, Mo.


Jeremy Tucker (https://www.lps53.org/domain/75) is in his fifth year as superintendent of the Liberty Public Schools. Under his leadership, the district embarked on a facility master planning process that resulted in the passage of a $49 million, no-tax increase bond issue with 82 percent voter approval.

In 2017, Liberty Public Schools was accepted into the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.  Tucker was named as a recipient of the “20 to Watch” educators for 2016-2017 by the National School Boards Association. Prior to arriving in Liberty, he Tucker served as superintendent, high school principal, teacher and coach in the Logan-Rogersville School District in Rogersville, Mo.  His first position in school administration was in the Dallas County School District in Buffalo, Mo.,  where he served as a high school assistant principal.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Evangel University, master’s degree in education administration from Southwest Baptist University and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Saint Louis University. Although born in Missouri,  Tucker spent 12 years overseas with stays in France, Togo and Burkina Faso.

Exemplars of Leadership:

  • Facilitated comprehensive master planning generating $49 million in no-tax bond support.
  • Gained national recognition for leadership.
  • Demonstrated international education knowledge and experience.

To learn more about the superintendents profiled in AASA’s Leaders Matter campaign, visit https://aasacentral.org/leadersmatter/. To join the conversation via Twitter, please access #LeadersMatter.


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