Educator-in-Residence, New Teacher Center (NTC)
Marshall Tuck believes in the power of public schools to change lives – and he’s spent the last 15 years working to make it happen. Most recently, Tuck worked as an Educator-in-Residence at the New Teacher Center (NTC), a nonprofit organization working with school districts to help develop and retain effective teachers and principals. Prior to that, Tuck was the founding CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Mayor’s office and LA Unified School District to operate 18 struggling elementary, middle, and high schools serving 15,000 students. Under Tuck’s leadership, these schools raised four-year graduation rates by more than 60%, and had the highest academic improvement among California’s school systems with more than 10,000 students. Before joining the Partnership, Tuck was the president of the nonprofit Green Dot Public Schools, where he helped create 10 new public charter high schools in some of LA’s poorest neighborhoods– 8 have been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard Business School, Tuck lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mae, and their son Mason.
Special note: Assembly Member Tony Thurmond, Mr. Tuck’s opponent in the race, was invited to attend, but due to scheduling conflicts is unable to participate.