Vicky began working with computers back in the 1970s as a computer operator on DEC mainframe machines and Basic4 mini computers. She taught herself to program and spent years designing solutions and writing accounting, property management, & construction software. After her youngest daughter was born, Vicky became a stay at home mom and started creating web sites – first just for herself and then she began creating sites for others. She still has a few web sites that she maintains on an on-going basis.
In the summer of 2007, the computer teacher at her youngest daughter’s school left and Vicky agreed to take over the computer classes. She taught at the school from the fall of 2007 until 2019, when the school unfortunately closed. Creating and continually updating a curriculum for Kindergarten through 8th grade was very rewarding and allowed Vicky to share her passion for technology and computer science. In December 2019, Vicky started teaching computer science at a K-6 private school in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) area mostly to the K-3 students there.
Vicky moderated the #csk8 chat on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month during the school year on Twitter from 2015 until June 2023. She was also a writer on the CSTA K-12 2017 Standards and on the Standards for CS Educators and was the K-2 Grade Band Lead on AI for K12 Initiative.