Tucker, Gregory (Science)

Teacher Bio
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Mr. Gregory Tucker
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Mr. Tucker teaches 10th grade Chemistry and Biology 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 20th 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 playing soccer, 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 destinationspace-stem.org
YES (Youth for Environmental Stewardship): sign up at bit.ly/joinYES
Homework Diners: sign up at www.handsonasheville.org
Envirothon Competition: see mr. Tucker if interested
National Honor Society: see the website club homepage for information