Beyond the Classroom Program Director, Tucker York is new to St. Paul but not to Middle Tennessee. This Vol fan and Franklin native loves a good fajita or nacho dish, and when it’s warm outside on the weekends, you may find him at the lake with his family. Check out our e-interview with Mr. York.
How long have you been at St. Paul and what do you do here?
I started at St. Paul in July 2018. In my short time at St. Paul, I have discovered that it is one big family. The warmth that surrounds our community is extremely evident, and I am so fortunate to be a member of this family.
The Bible is filled with inspiration. What is your favorite scripture and why?
One of my favorite passages is Psalm 27:1. It reads, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” I have this verse posted in several places, and, to me, it says that no matter what I may go through, or how alone I may feel at times, the Lord always has my back and will never leave me.
If you could go to lunch with anyone in history, where would you take him/her in this area and what would the two of you talk about at lunch?
If I could go to lunch with anyone, it would most likely be my mom’s dad. He passed away before I got to know him very well. I would hope he would do most of the talking. From the stories my families tell about him, he lived quite an eventful life. I would probably take him to Stroud’s Barbeque in Franklin.
Tell us about your family.
My mom is my best friend, and my dad is my hero. They have both taught me countless lessons over the course of my life and showed me a fantastic model of marriage by the way they live. If I can be half the parent my parents are, I will be happy. I have a brother, and he is currently at Columbia State majoring in Computer Programming. Most all of my immediate family lives within 30 minutes of each other, so we are all very close and love getting together.
What is your hope for St. Paul students this year?
We have not even been in school for two months, and I have already seen many students grow in leaps and bounds. I hope all the students at St. Paul continue to grow as the year goes on and continue striving to become the best person, student, and friend they can be.