After one year of teaching at KO, Spanish teacher Maria Tuckler will unfortunately be departing. Before coming to KO this year as a new faculty member, Mrs. Tuckler wore many hats as an educator elsewhere. “I became a teacher in Toronto and taught there for 19 years,” she said. “I also taught summer programs in South Korea and Taiwan.” Additionally, Mrs. Tuckler served as a volunteer at The New Britain Museum of American Art.
“Teaching at KO was quite an adjustment,” Mrs. Tuckler said when describing her first year at KO. “The schedule took a long time to get used to, but I learned a lot about the private school system.”
Despite this tough adjustment, Mrs. Tuckler has certainly made a lasting impact on all of her students. “She is not only a great teacher but a great person,” freshman Jaeden Curcio said, “and the environment she created in the classroom is something I’m going to miss next year.” Freshman Faith Potter agreed Mrs. Tuckler’s absence will leave a mark. “I’m going to miss her a ton next year,” she said. “She’s incredibly caring, kind, and respectful to everyone she meets. I wish her good luck in her future endeavors, and I’m positive that she’s going to do great in whatever she does.”
When speaking about her plans for next year, although Mrs. Tuckler is unsure what her future holds, she is excited for any and all possibilities. “At the moment I do not have plans,” Mrs. Tuckler said. “I’ll spend some time writing and working on some photography projects.”
We thank Mrs. Tuckler for her amazing work at KO and can’t wait to see what great things are in store in the next chapter of her life.