Tucker, Gregory (Science)

Welcome to my Classroom
Mr. Gregory Tucker
Virtual Office Hours 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Please contact me at:

Meet the Teacher Video, Virtual Onboarding, Fall 2020:

Please email me to start a conversation thread!

Some information for the start of Virtual Learning:
Students will need: a scientific calculator
                                   a composition (lab) notebook
Zoom classes will be M-F at 9:00 am (1st Hon Chemistry)
                                                  10:00 am (2nd Hon Chemistry)
                                                  12:00 am (3rd Hon Chemistry)
                                                  1:00 pm (A.P. Chemistry)
Office hours are everyday from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Brief Teacher Biography:

Mr. Tucker teaches 10th grade Chemistry and A.P. Chemistry for 11th and 12th grade students at the Nesbitt Discovery Academy.  Mr. Tucker received his B.S. in Biology from Purdue University with a minor in Chemistry.  While at Purdue, Mr. Tucker worked in a plant pathology lab helping to sequence the gender determining gene for the plant C. richardii, commonly called C-ferns.  This will be Mr. Tucker’s 24th year teaching in public school.  Before the NDA, Mr. Tucker taught in Canton, NC at Pisgah HS and before that at Castle HS in Newburgh, IN.  Besides teaching Biology and Chemistry, Mr. Tucker has also previously taught Honors Physics, A.P. Biology, Zoology and Anatomy/Physiology.  To further feed his love of teaching, Mr. Tucker has worked as an educational outreach docent at Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens in Evansville, IN as well as being an educational ranger in Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program.  Mr. Tucker loves to inspire his students, but more often is inspired by his students. 

When he is not spending time with his wife and two children, he can be found whitewater kayaking, hiking, biking or reading.


Mr. Tucker is involved in several clubs and Community Outreach events. 
If you are interested, please contact him at school or via email.

Deep Space Club:  for information, go to https://destinationspace-stem.org/
YES (Youth for Environmental Stewardship): sign up at bit.ly/joinYES
Homework Diners: sign up at https://www.handsonasheville.org/
Envirothon Competition: See mr. Tucker if interested.  You can find more infromation at
https://envirothon.org/ and https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/soil/enviro-education.aspx
National Honor Society: see the website club homepage for more  information