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Vickie Person, Ed.D.

Director, Education

Dr. Vickie Person is an educator, motivational speaker, author and administrator. Currently, Dr. Person serves as Akron Urban League's Director of Education, whose mission is to develop the interest and skills of children in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  Prior to relocating to Akron, she worked in south suburban school districts of Chicago for 15 years in various positions, including classroom teacher, director, coordinator and principal. She was instrumental in changing the culture and climate in many of those schools.  Additionally, she served as a professor and coordinator of the Urban Teacher Education Master’s Degree Program at Governors State University. In earlier years, Dr. Person contributed 17 years of her professional life in corporate industries, most recently serving as Advertising Supervisor for The Chicago Tribune.