About the Author: Street Cred

Victoria Lucido Victoria Lucido

Vickie is a product of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and taught there for 33 years. Besides a Bachelor’s Degree in English from San Jose State University, Vickie graduated with a Master in Education from the University of New England.

She has been recognized by “Who’s Who of American Teachers” seven times, was awarded “Monterey Teacher of the Year” in 1999 by Monterey Rotary, received the “Mildred Willemsen Award for Excellence in Teaching” in 2011, and was named an ”Art Hero” by the Monterey County Office of Education in 2018. Vickie also wrote, directed, and performed in her own one-woman-show Pretty.

Upon retirement in 2018, the Colton Middle School Stage was dedicated to her by superintendent PK Diffenbaugh and is now called the “Victoria Lucido Stage.”

Vickie lives on the Monterey Peninsula with her husband, Frank, and her two cats Boots and Rocky.

Vickie would love to hear from you.