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Meet Victoria Lucido

Meet Victoria Lucido, author of Classroom Confidential. Her eBook is available now wherever eBooks are sold! - Morgan James Publishing
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PUBLISHED: June 12, 2020 at 7:00 am

Meet Victoria Lucido, author of Classroom Confidential. Her eBook is available now wherever eBooks are sold!

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Victoria Lucido has written an insider's take on teaching, based on her 33-year career in MPUSD. (Monterey County Weekly)
Victoria Lucido has written an insider’s take on teaching, based on her 33-year career in MPUSD. (Monterey County Weekly)

Monterey County Weekly | www.montereycountyweekly.com
PUBLISHED: June 11-17, 2020

Victoria Lucido taught in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for 33 years, mostly at Colton Middle School. She wrote a book about it titled Classroom Confidential: How I Survived 33 Years in a Public School Classroom… and You Can Too! Which sounds like an advice book, which it is. But it also offers non-teachers her personal tour through the teaching profession. “Think twice before agreeing to teach summer school,” she writes. “If you need more money in the summer, it would be better to be a waiter, a golf caddy, or anything but a teacher. Summer is the time to refresh and rejuvenate.” And here’s another: “The school custodian and the school office supervisor can make or break your career.” Which sounds dramatic, but Lucido also taught drama. She admits that she’s of the old school, thus passages like “I’ve always believed students should have a healthy fear of their teachers.” Which sounds kind of Machiavellian, but is interesting. One chapter is titled “Staff Meetings: A Necessary Evil or a Complete Waste of Time?” You can get the book on Amazon, or get it delivered by emailing vickielucido@gmail.com. victorialucidobooks.com

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Source: https://www.montereycountyweekly.com/entertainment/art/to-do-06-11-20/


Longtime Drama Teacher Directs Final Show This Week

Vickie Lucido, drama teacher at Walter Colton Middle School, is retiring after teaching for 27 years at the school. (Juan Reyes -- Monterey Herald)
Vickie Lucido, drama teacher at Walter Colton Middle School, is retiring after teaching for 27 years at the school. (Juan Reyes — Monterey Herald)

By JUAN REYES | jreyes@montereyherald.com | Monterey Herald
PUBLISHED: May 2, 2018 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: September 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

Monterey >> The Walter Colton Middle School drama club has been under the watchful eye of Vickie Lucido for a little more than a quarter century. But the longtime drama teacher is making her final curtain call this week after 27 years as director of the program.

“Part of me says yes, part of me says I don’t know,” Lucido said. “It’s hard for me to let go of all this.”

Lucido, 60, started working for Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in 1985, teaching drama at Fitch Middle School, which is now known as Seaside Middle School. She wound up leaving after she heard it was scheduled to shut down in the 1990s.

Since then, she’s been the drama, English and social studies teacher at Walter Colton.

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Source: https://www.montereyherald.com/2018/05/02/longtime-drama-teacher-directs-final-show-this-week/