Maggie Tai Tucker
Maggie Tai Tucker is a pediatric occupational therapist (OT), mom of three Mercer Island students, and an active community volunteer.
Her older children were born in Seattle but began school in Shanghai, China, where their family lived for five years. In Shanghai, Maggie Tai co-founded a chain of pediatric therapy clinics, did pro bono work for several non-profits working with orphanages, and was active in USA Girl Scouts Overseas. The family returned to Mercer Island in 2012. From 2013 to 2016, Maggie Tai worked at Seattle Children's Hospital, as part of a team doing intensive feeding therapy at the Autism Center.
Since then, she has focused on local volunteer community projects, including Sustainable M.I., a citizen’s advisory group trying to reduce Mercer Island’s environmental footprint; Team Ewan, a group of more than 500 volunteers who pulled together to support a local family whose young son had leukemia; and the Team Ewan Guild, which raises funds in Ewan’s memory for research and treatment of high-risk leukemia at Seattle Children’s. In addition, Maggie Tai volunteers with her therapy dog via HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response.
Maggie Tai attended Harvard University, receiving an A.B. in history and literature. She initially moved to Seattle to work on the launch of MSNBC.com. She returned to school in 2001, earning a second bachelor’s degree in zoology and then a master’s in occupational therapy, both at the University of Washington.