About our School's Namesake



Degrees and Certifications:

Judy Rucker

Judy Duvall Rucker graduated from McMurry University and began her teaching career in Abilene, Texas in 1953. She taught in San Angelo ISD from 1966 – 1984 and was voted Elementary Teacher of the Year in 1979. In 1984, she taught 3rd grade in Prosper ISD and graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in 1989 with a Master of Science degree along with Supervisory and Mid-Management certifications, serving as principal of Prosper Elementary School for 8 years.

In May,1998, Judy Rucker retired from Prosper ISD after 14 years of service along with a total of 32 years in education. Judy has continued to serve our community and Town in her role as facilitator for the Prosper Economic Development Council from 1998-2005 and facilitator for the Prosper Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2008.

Judy attributes her many accomplishments to her husband of 55 years, Lloyd Rucker and their children, Carolyn, Cindy and Patti. When people think of Judy Rucker, they think of a long-time educator whose heart and hand has left an indelible mark on Prosper ISD, thus proclaiming October 11 as Judy Rucker Day.