Worthington City Schools Superintendent Thomas Tucker has been named superintendent of the year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Each year, the organization recognizes individuals and organizations that have made national and international contributions to the education of African-American educators and learners.
Tucker, who has been Worthington's superintendent for two years, said the award reflects the excellence of the school district and should be celebrated as a community award.
"The award is indicative of the hard work of students, teachers, administrators and staff," he said. "No administrator should take credit for his or her own merits."
Tucker has been an educator for 26 years. He came to Worthington from the Licking Heights Local School District, where he was superintendent for three years. Prior to that, he was an administrator with the Hilliard City Schools.
Tucker was born and raised in northeastern Arkansas. He received a B.A. in education from Philander Smith College and has an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.