Grand River Academy Head of School Mr. Tony Tucker made news headlines this week for being a trailblazing figure in private boarding school education and for his outstanding work as our Head of School. Local ABC affiliate News 5 Cleveland featured Mr. Tucker and Grand River Academy in their recurring series titled "A Better Land". This feature series highlights individuals and organizations who strive to break barriers and make positive change in their communities.
Earlier this year Mr. Tucker was named the 34th overall Head of School in Grand River Academy history - making him the first African-American Head of School in Grand River Academy's 189-year history. The feature piece done by News 5 Cleveland's Frank Wiley covers Mr. Tucker's journey to becoming a Head of School and sheds light on the scarcity of African-Americans in leadership positions at independent schools. Also featured in the story are Grand River Academy students, discussing the impact Mr. Tucker has had on them and their personal experiences at Grand River Academy.