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FCUSD Welcomes New Principal at Navigator Elementary School

James TuckerFolsom Cordova is pleased to announce James Tucker as the new principal of Navigator Elementary School.

Mr. Tucker comes to us from Bret Harte Elementary School where he has served as their principal for the last five years. He began his career in education 17 years ago and spent 12 years in the classroom teaching K-6 with the last three years, looping with an elementary cohort in a public Waldorf Model. 

He believes that effective educators have one thing in common, they build strong relationships with students, parents, teachers, and community members, stating “strong relationships are key to promoting a school wide growth mindset.” Additionally, he is committed to using student data in a systematic way to support thecollaborative decision-making process that improves all student outcomes.  

Mr. Tucker received his education at Sacramento State University and is proud to represent his hometown of Sacramento. On weekends you can find him training for marathons, baking, and planning long distance backpacking trips. Mr. Tucker is excited to serve the Navigator Elementary community.