Marsh Valley names new superintendent

ARIMO — Gary Tucker will replace longtime Marsh Valley Superintendent Marvin Hansen this September.

Gary Tucker

Trustees chose Tucker, a Utah charter school administrator with ties to Idaho, out of a pool of five candidates during a board meeting Wednesday.

“I am excited to join the Marsh Valley School District,” the Utah-based Summit Academy principal said in a prepared statement.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Tucker taught chemistry, physics, biology and other science courses in East Idaho’s Jefferson County School District. He also has “family ties” in Idaho.

Tucker will begin his duties as superintendent in late September, the district announced.

The search for Hansen’s replacement follows his demotion to an interim role after trustees disciplined him for ethical violations.

Devin Bodkin

Devin Bodkin

EdNews assistant editor and reporter Devin Bodkin is a former high school English teacher who specializes in stories about charter schools and educating students who live in poverty. He lives and works in East Idaho. Follow Devin on Twitter @dsbodkin. He can be reached by email at [email protected].

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