Faculty Feature: Mrs. Tucker

Lydia Tucker is a sixth-grade teacher at PCA. Having taught at PCA for more than 5 years, Mrs. Tucker has been a key leader and role-model for our students across the Middle School, especially in her 6th Grade class. A graduate of Wheaton College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Mrs. Tucker combines her vibrant personality with a detailed approach to instruction that her students have come to love.

When did you start at PCA, and what brought you here? 

This is my first year at PCA. My mom has been teaching at PCA for eight years. In college, I would occasionally volunteer in her classroom while home for breaks, which allowed me to experience and appreciate the environment of the school firsthand. When I moved back to the area, I knew I wanted to apply to PCA! 

What do you like most about teaching at PCA? What is special about the school? 

I love the people I get to work with at PCA. The staff is passionate about learning and supportive of each other. Their love for our students is so clearly evident each day! 

How are faith and learning integrated at PCA? 

Every subject we teach can be viewed through a Biblical lens. It’s exciting to watch my students make connections across the curriculum and recognize how present God is in every area of their lives. 

What sets PCA students apart? 

PCA students are an absolute joy to work with and they make me love coming to work each day! They are creative, talented and curious about the world around them. They are also kind and compassionate towards others, and eager to welcome new students and friends into our community. 

You started at PCA during a challenging year! With the shift to distance learning, what has the role of community been at PCA? 

Distance learning has been a steep learning curve for students, parents, and teachers alike. While the challenges have felt insurmountable at times, the staff and students have continued to persevere and work together to make this a productive and positive experience for all. I have loved seeing and hearing about the creative ways the PCA community has sought to encourage and uplift each other in the midst of the chaos. 

Originally Posted: May 11, 2020