Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald, announced on Friday, May 14, that Charlene Tucker is named Principal of Field Elementary School, pending Board of Education approval.
By News Desk
Tucker has served as interim principal of Field Elementary since Fall 2020. An instructional leader who focuses on students’ social-emotional growth in a thriving child-centered community, Ms. Tucker brings more than 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator.
“Ms. Tucker’s accomplishments as an educator and administrator, along with her commitment to excellence and community will benefit Field Elementary School greatly,” said Superintendent McDonald. “I am pleased to appoint Ms. Tucker as Principal of Field Elementary.”
Prior to joining Field Elementary, Tucker served as Assistant Principal at Sierra Madre Middle School and Willard Elementary. Before that, she was Interim Principal of Wilson Middle School in the 2019-2020 school year and served as the school’s Assistant Principal since 2008. Ms. Tucker joined PUSD in 2003 as a special day class teacher at Wilson Middle School. She began her career as an educator in the San Bernardino Unified School District in 1999.
Charlene Tucker said:
During my time at Field Elementary as Interim Principal, it has been an honor to collaborate with all stakeholders during these unprecedented times to ensure the continued success of all students in our community. I am eager to continue on this journey of success in the years to come as we develop a community that positively impacts all students and families here at Field Elementary.”
Tucker is in the first year of the Doctor of Education program at the University of La Verne College of LaFetra. She has a Master of Science in Special Education and credentials in education specialist instruction and administrative services from National University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Redlands.
Tucker was selected after an inclusive process with significant input provided by Field Elementary School stakeholders, students, employees, and parents.
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