• Mrs. Tucker
    Name: Mrs. Nancy Tucker
     
    Room Number(s): Rm. F244
    Subject(s): Consumer Math, Practical Math, Government, Personal Finance, Health, Prep for National Exam and Law. 
    Building Phone: 314-533-9487
    Email:  nancy.tucker@slps.org
     

    Teacher Message (May 22,2020)

    Students,

    Congratulations to all you for your hard work this past quarter. Although we never expected the changes to our learning environment we experienced, you ROCKED IT!  A huge thank you to you for your willingness to do what it takes and a big shout out to all of your family and friends for their support!

    An extra big shout out to our graduating seniors!  Wow...you did it!  I am so proud of all of you and wish you the very best as you begin your next adventure.  Remember all you have accomplished and know you are stronger, braver, and more capable than you know.  The world is waiting for you and do not hesitate to come back and see us at the V! 

    I want to wish all of you a safe and healthy summer.  Enjoy your time off but continue to challenge yourselves to be the best that you can be and strive for excellence!  You can do it! 

    I challenge each of you to spend some time reading this summer.  Find a book you enjoy, at your reading level, and try to read for AT LEAST 20 minutes a day.  If you do this, you will not only become stronger readers, you will begin to find you enjoy it. Reading opens a whole new world for you.  I have attached a reading list for you to use to select books. Please note, until the public libraries reopens (which is soon), you have access to electronic books, which you can download to your district issued IPADS. Pretty cool, right?

    Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions over the summer. Even though school is out, I am here to support you.  I look forward to seeing you again, next school year.

    Take Care,

    Mrs. Tucker

    Reading List:

    Bad Island by Doug TenNaple
    What begins as a family vacation ends in an unexpected way when Reese is shipwrecked and ends up on Bad Island.

    Smile by Raina Telgemeier
    A graphic novel that is somewhat autobiographical in nature, this book follows the author's story of what happens when her "dental drama" is compounded by normal teenage stresses.

    Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland

    Between its super-relatable dragonets to its core-shaking phrophecies and raging wars among dragon tribes, this series is on fire and a major trend in kids' literature right now. New books in the series include Wings of Fire #13: The Poison Jungle and the Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3: The Hidden Kingdom.  

    I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis
    This series follows fictional characters as they experience real disasters and historical events. The first book is about the sinking of the Titanic, and the newest one documents The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

    Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce
    Nate is not even close to being a perfect kid, which is why readers love following his adventures. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself is the first book in this fun-loving series.

    Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
    Told by two memorable characters in two different ways — one with words and one with pictures — this book is a favorite of middle school readers and approachable for those still growing their reading skills. Set 50 years apart, the two mesmerizing stories weave back and forth with astonishing symmetry. 

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney
    Greg Heffley shares his thoughts on middle school in his personal diary in this series. He is super funny, honest, and observant, and the handwritten font and doodles throughout will engage you from the beginning. 

     

     
    Biography: I have always had a love of teaching.  Even as a young child, I spent most of my time playing "school" and I was always the teacher.  I grew up in St. Louis and both my parents worked for the SLPS District. I attended St. Elizabeth High School, in south St. Louis.  After graduating from high school and attending college, I entered Corporate America, in the field of marketing and sales.  I worked several years as an admission's representative for a variety of post-secondary institutions.  It was my role to assist high school seniors navigate the college application process, select a program of study and complete their financial assistance applications. I enjoyed it, but I wanted to be in the classroom.
     
    I began teaching in 2005 at Vashon,and couldn't wish for better career.  Every day is different, and the students make the job fun. I can truly say I like to come to work!!!  I am proud to work at Vashon High School and be a Wolverine!!!
     
    I have been married to Robert, since 1996 and I have on son, Robby, who was born in 1999.  They, too, are big fans of the Vashon Wolverines!!!
     
     
    Education:

    High School:  St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Louis MO

    Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources, Lindenwood College

    Master of Arts, Secondary Edcuation, University MIssouri St. Louis

     Certification: MILD/MOD CROSS CATEGORICAL K-12