Student success continues to be my benchmark, whether in the classroom, on standardized exams, in higher education, or in the workplace after graduation. As retirement nears, the Presidential Award is both a validation of a successful career in education and a reminder that there is still much to be done. I consider the Presidential Award to be ongoing and jointly earned by my students, their families, and myself as we continue to move forward together through the experience of learning.
Vickie Logan has been an educator for 24 years and for the past 9 years has taught Advanced Placement Biology at Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School in the Little Rock School District.
Vickie’s love of teaching led her back into the classroom after 10 years as a principal and superintendent. She has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).
Vickie is Chair of the Science Department and coordinates the 4-year student research program (grades 9-12) that culminates in the Senior Science Symposium.
Some of her accolades for excellence in education include the Siemens award, the Stephens award, the Wal-Mart award, the Parent Teacher Association award, and Arkansas Gifted and Talented Educator. She has been honored for service to education in Arkansas by three governors: Frank White, Bill Clinton, and Mike Huckabee.
Vickie has a B.S. in biology from UAMS and an M.Ed. in science education and an Ed.D. in educational administration, both summa cum laude, from UALR. She was certified in dental hygiene at the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. She is National Board Certified and is certified in biology, general sciences, administration, and K-12 gifted and talented.