Sycamore Community School District 427 is excited to announce Mr. Tom Rucker has been named principal of South Prairie Elementary School.
Mr. Rucker comes to us from Belvidere Community Unit School District 100, where he served as a Dean of Students. Before entering building administration, Mr. Rucker was an instrumental music teacher at the elementary and high school level for Genoa-Kingston School District 424 for a decade.
Mr. Rucker graduated from Northern Illinois University in Music Education and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University in 2016.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Rucker to Sycamore, and the South Prairie community. He brings a wealth of educational experience, passion, and a focus on what’s best for students. We believe he will be a great fit and we’re looking forward to building on the strong foundation already in place at South Prairie,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Steve Wilder.
Mr. Rucker plans to offer opportunities for students and families to meet him over the coming months. Please look for additional information from us in the coming weeks.
“I am honored to be named the principal of South Prairie Elementary School. I look forward to joining an exceptional team of educators and working closely with students and families in the continued development of an already great school and strong community!” said Mr. Rucker.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Rucker to the South Prairie Eagles family!