James L. Tucker, Jr.
James L. Tucker, Jr. has been the Chief of the Arts and Humanities Section of the Maryland State Department of Education for the past 18 years. He currently serves on the boards of the Maryland Artist Equity Foundation, Maryland Music Educators Association, Maryland Art Education Association, advisor for Young Audiences of Maryland, and the Artist-In-Education program of the Maryland State Arts Council. He is currently President of the National Council of State Arts Education Consultants and a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress' Arts Standing Committee. Mr. Tucker has been cited as the Maryland State Administrator of the Year, recognized as Maryland Art Educator of the Year, and received the Maryland Music Educators' Corwin Taylor Leadership Award. He has been named art educator of the year in supervision and administration by NAEA at both the regional and national level and received the J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award for meritorious service to the field.