Vicki recently joined IPL’s Acceleration Coaching team after coaching superintendents in the Texas public school system with The Holdsworth Center. Vicki also recently served as Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led the work to ensure students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college, career, and community, and to improve the effectiveness and support of teachers.
Prior to joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Vicki was superintendent of Portland Public Schools in Oregon. Earlier, Vicki served as Pennsylvania State Secretary of Education and as superintendent in the School District of Lancaster, PA. She holds a doctorate in international leadership and management from the University of Lincoln in England, as well as three honorary doctorates.
In her spare time, Vicki can be found exploring new places, perspectives and possibilities, or relaxing among the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest.