Currently at Westwood Schools, in Camilla, Georgia, Vicki is transforming the way people think about teaching by sharing stories from her BYOD classroom. Vicki blogs at the popular Cool Cat Teacher Blog and made Mashable's Top 10 list of "Teacher Rock Stars on Twitter" in 2014. She also writes for Edutopia and her local newspaper.
Vicki is host of the 5-day a week podcast "The 10-minute Teacher Show" which frequently trends in the top 10 in K12 Podcasts on iTunes.
Vicki has presented at many online conferences and at some face to face conferences (when her full time teaching schedule allows) including more than 20 keynotes including Google Teacher Academy, CUE, MACUL, IL-TCE, Conference for Media Organizations of Georgia and many more. She is a member of ISTE, CSTA, a Google Certified Teacher, and Discovery STAR educator.
Vicki has co-created more than 10 global collaborative projects for her classroom including the Flat Classroom Project which was included in version 3 of Thomas Friedman's Book the world is Flat and Don Tapscott's Grown UP Digital and won ISTE's Online Learning Award in 2006. Her work in these projects led her to coauthor Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. Vicki is a leading in-classroom teacher modeling how to connect your classroom on a global basis.
Vicki's goal is to help educators teach with better results, lead with a positive impact, and live with greater purpose by helping educators build their PLN and find and share best practices.