Vickki A. Willis-Redus began teaching in the Chicago Public Schools in 2003. She currently teaches AP Government and OneGoal at Bogan High School on the Southwest side of Chicago. In addition to being the 10th Grade Level Lead Teacher, Vickki is the Social Science Department Chair. Prior to teaching, she worked in theater as a stage manager for the Chicago Cultural Center and the DuSable Museum. Vickki hails from Chicago but was raised in several other states including Colorado and is a graduate of the NYC public school system. Vickki has received many accolades for her work as a teacher including being named Yale National Teacher Fellow and NEH Africa 2013 Fellow. She attained National Board Certification in 2007. Vickki received a BA from Bloomfield College and an MA in History from Illinois State University where she was named an ICEOP Fellow. She has completed her credit hours in Education Administration from Eastern Illinois University.