Kenneth Tucker is currently an assistant principal in the Henry County School District. He taught AP U.S. History for thirteen years, from 2006-2018. He is an AP Reader, APSI Consultant, and serves on the Consultant Advisory Panel and AP Annual Conference Steering Committee. He developed an online professional development module called “Making Connections” (formerly known as Synthesis) for the first redesign, which is currently featured on AP Central. Mr. Tucker and a former star student were selected to participate in the NHD Normandy Sacrifice for Freedom Institute 2014, with their research featured on the National WWII Museum website, ABMC Normandy Cemetery App, and GPTV’s “On the Story.” Mr. Tucker has participated in several summer professional development institutes, including the Gilder Lehrman Stanford Institute on the Great Depression and World War II. In addition, he has presented on the issues of vertical teams and access and equity for low SES students at the AP National Conference and College Board’s Access and Equity Conference, and currently serves on several comprehensive school and county level reform committees. Mr. Tucker earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in History and Secondary Education at Florida A&M University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. He was a Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year nominee for 2017-2018, awarded the Mary Brown Tinkham Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century Outstanding History Teacher in 2014, Rockdale County High School Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year in 2013, and is a three-time Rockdale County Public Schools Honor Teacher.