Vicky Mejia spent the last 15 years of her time with Central Islip School District, coaching and mentoring teachers in grades 1-8. Prior to that she taught for 14 years in elementary school, both monolingual and bilingual classrooms, and reading. She was trained as a Literacy Coordinator at Lesley University, and has attended the Summer Reading and Writing Institutes at the Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, for over 10 years.
She attended college in Bogota, Colombia and in the Sorbonne in Paris. She also completed her studies in Literacy, Bilingual Education, and School District Administration. She has conducted formal presentations and professional development at the Northeast Annual Literacy for All Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, and at Eastern Suffolk Boces.
Presently, she is an adjunct professor in the literacy graduate program at SUNY Old Westbury and supervises and evaluates student teachers at SUNY Cortland. She is honored to be part of the Long Island Latino Teachers Association and continue her commitment to serve underrepresented students.