Women of the Rural South
The Good Old Boys Club in the Rural South
The Effect of Rural Values on Student Outcomes in the Rural South
Who were the “Blue People” of Kentucky?
Late Night TV Hosts and Abuse of Abuse Victims
How does the Good Old Boy Culture Affect Southern Rural Females?
Is Bubba to Blame?
Who Is Responsible for Misogyny in the Rural South
Feminism, Misogyny, and Religiosity in the Rural South
The Over-lapping Spheres of Rural Values and Incest
The Good Little Southern Belle and Bubba
Cave Men and Bubba
The Unseen Epidemic or The Tacit Acceptance of Incest in the Rural South
You’re a Conservative . . . What?
The Southern Rebel in Today’s Culture
An Abuse Victim of the Rural Southern Culture
Speaking Topics for Educators
Student Outcomes and Rural Values
This presentation takes a look at student outcomes and rural values and the impact on their benefits or hindrances as regards: Parent Involvement, Anti-Intellectualism, Religiosity, and Patriarchy.
Good ‘ol boy: Appearance, Language, Music, Habits, Standards
God-Family-State-Nation (in that
order): Stewardship of Land, Guns and Hunting and Domain.
Anti-Intellectualism and Impact on Student Outcomes
A look at southern rural values and anti-intellectualism and the impact it has on student outcomes. What is anti-intellectualism? Where did anti-intellectualism originate? How does it affect student outcomes?
Patriarchy and Female Equity
Patriarchy and its effect on female equity, education, employment, economics and leadership.
Rural Values and Teacher Preparation
What factors and preparation should be included for any teacher considering placement in a Southern Rural School? Expectations, valuation and preparation.
National Standards and Rural Education
A discussion of National Standards development and bias, considering culture, expectations, placement and advancement.
Importance of Southern Rural Values
Overview of southern rural values and examples of de-valuation by other cultures and potential consequences including xenophobia and isolationism and the impact on education, employment, economics and the potential for polarization.
Southern Rural Culture/Climate in Schools
Description of southern rural culture in southern rural schools and their power structure including SBDM, Principal, Superintendent, School Board, power of the parent and athletics vs. academics.
Southern Rural Culture and Public Perceptions
A look at public perceptions and their accuracy of good ‘ol boys, welfare and kissing cousins.
Women in the Rural South
A look at how females are treated and how females view themselves at home, work, school, church and in business, civic and political leadership roles.
House of Doors
Door by Door
The Apple Riddle
Actress (6 credits)
2017 I Never Said Goodbye (Short) (post-production)
2017 Knight's End (TV Series) (pre-production)
The Colors of Emily (post-production)
The Reins Maker (announced)
2016 Restoration of Hope (Short) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emot4VL3Izo&feature=youtu.be
2016 In the Margins of Her Notes on Renoir & Chagall (Short) https://vimeo.com/140014835
Writer (2 credits)
2017 I Never Said Goodbye (Short) (story/screenplay) (post-production)
The Reins Maker (announced)
Costume and Wardrobe Department (1 credit)
2016 In the Margins of Her Notes on Renoir & Chagall (Short) (wardrobe)
Producer (1 credit)
The Reins Maker (associate producer) (announced)
About Dr. Tucker
Dr. Tucker has been an educator for more than 25 years. She earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisville. She has taught students from primary to college level including teaching gifted and talented students as well as professional development courses. She has been a faculty member at two different community colleges and a state university and has served in a variety of administrative, coaching, and sponsorship positions.
As an award winning educator, Dr. Tucker has served in numerous capacities in professional organizations at the county, state and national levels. She is a past president of Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, director of the Purchase Area Writing Project, member of National Council of Teachers of English Standards Committee and a regional representative on the Kentucky State Board of Education. Tucker has served as a judge of writing and speech competitions at the regional, state, and national levels. She is a features writer for the Journal-Enterprise newspaper in Providence, KY, which serves all of Webster County. She has numerous publication credits including English Journal, encounter, Uncovering Curriculum, local newspapers, literary publications, and educational journals.
An accomplished screenwriter and actor, Tucker has co-written two movie scripts; Colors of Emily and The Reins Maker; with acting credits in both movies as well as an additional acting credit in Restoration of Hope. Tucker is active in her church and has been a music director, youth director, missions director, and a lay missionary to Kentucky and Russia. She also enjoys success as an artist. She continues to be involved in various professional and civic organizations.
Her current writing projects include a young adult fiction novel: The Legend of the Blue Dragon, a series of children’s books, a book of essays, and a book of poetry. She makes the occasional post to her Facebook page: Southern Rural Matters. She is available as a speaker and consultant in the areas of rural values, rural education, and women of the rural south.
Dr. Tucker and
her husband live in Western Kentucky where they manage extensive farm holdings
spread over two counties. She has two daughters, and six grandchildren.