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Tucker Gets A New Principal

Patrick McClintock-Comeaux will be the new principal at Samuel Tucker Elementary School. Superintendent Rebecca L. Perry made the announcement just before the Independence Day holiday.

“Mr. McClintock-Comeaux has done an excellent job as an assistant principal at Hammond Middle School,” Perry said. “I am confident that his able and enthusiastic leadership will be welcomed at Tucker Elementary. The fine tradition of excellence established at Tucker by all of the administration and staff there will be continued under the able leadership of Principal Comeaux and Assistant Principal Loretta Scott.”

Comeaux came to the Alexandria Public school system in August, 2001, as the seventh grade assistant principal at Francis Hammond Middle School. In addition to his many administrative, disciplinary and supervisory responsibilities, leading his grade level, he also managed the school’s English as a Second Language program, created Hammond PRIDE, a character incentive award for students and teachers.

He served as a member of the school improvement team, piloted the performance evaluation program and presented strategies for gaining state accreditation at the 2003 Standards of Learning expo.

“I believe I serve the children of the City of Alexandria and do so by serving the parents and teachers as well,” Comeaux said. “I strive to create the best environment for students to learn by fostering the optimum conditions for teachers to teach.”

Comeaux replaces Cathy David, who left the position at Tucker to become the director of elementary programs for the school system.