Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait Endorses Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent
Says, “Marshall Tuck has experience leading public schools, and has demonstrated that he knows what it takes to give every child a quality public education.”
Los Angeles – Tom Tait, Mayor of the City of Anaheim, announced yesterday his endorsement of Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Of his endorsement, Mayor Tait said:
“Marshall Tuck has experience leading public schools, and has demonstrated that he knows what it takes to give every child a quality public education. He understands the importance of addressing all aspects of student success– from academic excellence, to social-emotional development, to civic engagement. Anaheim has terrific kids in our public schools with dedicated teachers and staff, and Marshall’s ability to partner with nonprofits, local government, and businesses to bring even more resources to them will pay off not only for our schools but for our city. Great schools make great cities and Marshall fully embraces this precept as a mandate. As State Superintendent, he will be a champion for our public schools that delivers real results for kids.”
Tait was first elected as mayor of Anaheim in 2010, after serving on the Anaheim City Council from 1995 to 2004. He has promoted Anaheim as a city of kindness, and has championed kindness and freedom as the core values of the city, cutting red tape for small businesses and calling for greater engagement with neighborhoods, schools and seniors.
Tuck said, “I really respect Mayor Tait’s leadership in Anaheim, and his clear commitment to kids and to public schools. I am particularly inspired by his Kindness Initiative, and the many way he has worked to improve the lives of the people in his community. I look forward to working with him to ensure the children of Anaheim- and all kids in California- have access to a quality public school.”
Tait joins a growing list of current and former mayors, among others, who are supporting Tuck’s candidacy, including: Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, and many more. You can see the full list of supporters here: www.marshalltuck.com/supporters
About Marshall Tuck
Marshall Tuck is a proven public school leader and believes in the power of public schools to change lives. Tuck was most recently an Educator-in-Residence at the New Teacher Center (NTC), a nonprofit organization working with school districts to help develop and retain effective teachers and principals. In 2007, Tuck became the founding CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a groundbreaking collaboration between the Mayor’s office and LA Unified School District which operates 18 high need elementary, middle, and high schools serving almost 15,000 students in LAUSD public schools. Under Tuck’s leadership, these public schools raised four-year graduation rates by more than 60%, and had the highest academic improvement among California’s school systems with more than 10,000 students. Prior to that, Tuck served as President of the nonprofit Green Dot Public Schools, where he helped create 10 new public charter high schools in some of LA’s poorest neighborhoods. Eight of the 10 schools Tuck helped create have been ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. Before going into public education full-time, Tuck worked in technology and finance, and also taught internationally. Tuck is the son of a teacher, and a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Business School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mae, and their son Mason.
For more information, visit MarshallTuck.com
Marshall Tuck for State Superintendent 2018