Kevin Vickers, a North Carolina native, has been an educator since 1989.
Kevin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC.
In 1990, Kevin was awarded the Special Educator Award for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System & The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center.
In 1992, Kevin earned K-6 Certification through Project REACH (Regular Educators Accommodating Children with Handicaps) a highly competitive program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kevin then transferred to Union County Public Schools in 1994 where he taught kindergarten, first grade and K-1 inclusion.
In 2000, he helped open Union Academy - the county’s first Public Charter School.
In 2003, he earned National Board Certification. In 2005, he was earned an MAED in Instructional Technology, Computer Specialist with Honors and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award. He soon was employed again by Union County Public Schools and worked at Central Academy of Technology and Arts as a Distance Education Facilitator. In 2008, he attended the American Library Association National Conference in Anaheim, CA, as a Student to Staff participant; only 40 students nationally are invited. In 2009, he became the media coordinator at Sun Valley Elementary School. In 2010, he was awarded the Diane Kester Innovation Award: Master of Library Science and was featured in the Scholastic Journal the following year for library media design. In 2011, Kevin earned a Master of Library Science degree with Honors. And in 2012, he was a presenter at Scholastic’s Mid-Atlantic Regional SKO.
Kevin served as Kappa Delta Pi’s (International Honor Society in Education) National Level Co-Chair and Historian locally with Eta Chi Chapter East Carolina University, NC. Kevin has been the East Carolina University ALA Student Chapter President and a member of: the American Library Association, the ALA / American Association of School Librarians, and the North Carolina School Library Media Association.
Kevin has been awarded several grants during his educational tenure. Kevin was awarded the Bright Ideas Grants - North Carolina Electric Cooperatives in 1995, 2000, and 2001. Kevin has also been awarded the Project Education Grant from the Kiwanis Club of Monroe in 1995.