Emily Hall Vickery


Creative educator with over twenty years of broad-based experience, including classroom teaching; curriculum and program design; developing and providing professional development; grant writing; policy development; and consulting for governmental entities, corporations, and nonprofits.

Teaching experience includes five years supporting teachers in a one-to-one laptop environment; five years teaching technology; nine years teaching high school language arts (literature, grammar, and composition); and three-and-a-half years teaching college freshmen composition; co-author, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Public Schools Now and into the Future and Teacher Prep 2.0.

Pensacola Catholic High School  2009 – Present

21st Century Learning Specialist –  Design and deliver professional development to support teachers in curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, learning management, and use of digital tools; conduct teacher observations and one-on-one coaching; keep abreast and report on educational trends to inform school leadership
2009 - 2014

Facilitated Special Projects – Projects included 1:1 laptop evaluation, the nationally award-winning iPod Pals Project, launched and moderated online student newspaper;
gathered and distributed Teaching & Learning Newsletter 2009 - 2014

Teacher English: Composition, literature, and cinema 2011 - 2014

The Montgomery Academy  2004 – 2009

Upper School Technology Instructor – Taught courses on web and multimedia design (inc. iLife and iWork) using digital tools to create personal learning networks (e.g. RSS reader, social bookmarking)

Director of 21st Century Learning – Supported teachers in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and technology integration

Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center  2003 – 2004

Research Fellow for award-winning educational project – created lesson plans; advised on educational trends; editorial work on Teaching Tolerance magazine

Spearheaded special project on Columbine High School, spending nine days at the school in 2004 to report story of healing five years after the tragedy; published in Teaching Tolerance, No. 26, Fall 2004

Montgomery Public Schools, Alabama  1991- 1997

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School  1996 - 1997

Co-developer of magnet school program  

Academic Lead Teacher – Assisted teachers in curriculum design, student assessment, and technology integration; designed and implemented professional development; wrote proposals and lobbied for legislative appropriations; established community partnerships with Auburn University Montgomery and Maxwell Air Force Base

Carver Senior High School 1991 -1996

Language Arts Teacher

Developed after-school tutoring service and program to integrate technology across content areas

Service at-Large to the District (selected)

Alabama Governor’s Council on Education Technology – Member; 1996-1997

Alabama State Teacher Forum Leadership Council – Member; 1994 -1997

Magnet School Curriculum Planning and Implementation Team – Helped secure $7.5 million grant from U.S. Dept. of Education, 1995

Auburn University Montgomery 1993-1996

Adjunct English Professor – Taught freshmen composition


Professional Whitewater River Guide 1981 - 1989

CONSULTING (selected)

  1.   United States Department of Education Member of team charged with developing League of Innovative Educators, an initiative that will recognize outstanding teachers, current

  1.   United States Department of State  – In cooperation with U. S. Embassy, collaborated with students, Ministry of Education, and Tallinn School Board in tolerance, diversity, teacher cultural competence, and de-segregation efforts. Spoke at the International Conference: Tolerance in the Dialogue Between Nations. Tallinn, Estonia, 2011

  1.   Landmark Consulting – Assessed state grants to receive federal funding, 2011

Auburn University Montgomery – Lead consultant on eLearning policy development, 2007- 08

United States Department of State  – In cooperation with U. S. Embassy, the British Counsel, the NGO Civic Initiatives, and Serbian Ministry of Education, facilitated development of national anti-bullying policy for Serbia; Belgrade, Serbia, 2006 – 2007

State of Colorado – Facilitated partnerships and wrote successful grant application for the office of Governor Bill Owens to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on principal and superintendent leadership. ($1.3 million grant matched by $1.5 million legislative funding)

Education Commission of the States

Future of Education Technology – Facilitated examination of and presented findings on education technology trends and their implications, 2001

Designing Second-Generation Accountability Systems – Assisted in development of school accountability models, specifically addressing technology’s impact on school culture and organization, 2001

Smart Desktop Report – Co-author of report, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, examining education portals  (vendors, state agencies, and non-profits); developed framework for “ideal” virtual instructional space for teachers, 2000

Apple, Inc. – Delivered professional development services (face-to-face and online) nationwide; grant consultation; customized workshops, 1997 - 2000


Teacher Preparation 2.0, Co-author, Center for Teaching Quality (forthcoming, January 2013)

Trends in Teaching and Learning, Presenter, Notre Dame University Principals’ Academy; South Bend, July 2011

Teaching 2030: The Future of Education, Panelist, WNET Celebration of Teaching and Learning; New York, March 2011

Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Public Schools Now and into the Future, Co-author, Teacher’s College Press (http://www.teaching2030.org/), 2010

Transforming Visual Arts Education through Podcasting, Co-presenter with students, National Education Computing Conference; San Antonio, July 2008

We Know the What but What’s the How in Creating 21st Century Learning Communities, Presenter, November Learning; Boston, July 2008

Promoting Tolerance, Author, EdTech magazine, November/December 2007, http://snipurl.com/223qn  [www.edtechmag.com]

Promoting Tolerance Through Technology: Preparing Future Leaders, Presenter, Character Education Partnership; Arlington, October 2006

The Voices of Columbine (article series), Author, Teaching Tolerance magazine, No. 26, Fall 2004


University of Notre Dame, Certification in Alliance for Catholic Education

Curriculum Design, 2010

Auburn University Montgomery, Master of Education, 1991

University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 1982


  1.   Center for Teaching Quality – Inducted into the Teacher Leaders Network

(www.teachingquality.org and www.teacherleaders.org), 2006

  1.   Apple, Inc. Distinguished Schools Award, 1997, 2010, 2011

  1.   Carnegie-Mellon Fellow, College Board, Millsaps College, Mississippi, 1992