2012 Fellow Millennium Brooklyn High School Brooklyn, New York
Born in Vietnam, Vickie Do immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. A first-generation college graduate and the first in her family to pursue an advanced degree, she values deeply “the vast opportunities that a good education continues to create for me as I pursue my dream to be a great mathematics teacher.”
Vickie credits her high school math teacher’s knowledge of math and care for his students’ learning with inspiring her to pursue the profession. As a teacher, she believes that her role is shaped “by the goals to facilitate and engage my students in a way that enables them to feel smart as learners of mathematics and to attain deep understanding of mathematical concepts.”
Vickie graduated with a BS in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she was named Provost Honoree four years in a row and was recognized as a Very Involved Mentor. Vickie has student taught at Redwood City, California’s Summit Preparatory High School and worked as a special education coach at San Diego, California’s High Tech Media Arts. She was assistant instructor at Long Beach, California’s School for Integrated Academies and Technologies (SiA Tech), a high school dropout recovery program for students ages 16-24. One of her most cherished experiences is helping a SiATech student enjoy learning mathematics and become the first in her family to graduate from high school.
Vickie enjoys teaching mathematics at Brooklyn, New York’s Millennium Brooklyn High School where she encourages students to “collaborate productively, work persistently, and take risks to ask questions and share ideas” through the use of group work and complex instruction. She enjoys bowling and playing doubles tennis and is an amateur photographer.