WHERE I COME FROM
Vicki was born and raised in the East Bay to middle class parents. Vicki’s mother was a teacher and principal in Martinez Unified School district. After the divorce of her parents, Vicki was raised, along with her two sisters, by her single mother.
Vicki attended local Mt Diablo Schools: Valhalla, Valley View Middle School and College Park High School. She is an alumna of Diablo Valley College and received her BS in Business and Teaching Credential from CSUEB. She was recently recognized and honored as a distinguee alumna of Mt. Diablo Schools.
Vicki Started her teaching career at Parkside in Pittsburg but found her niche teaching Middle School at Martinez Junior High. After her second child was born, she decided to stay home and raise her two children. Instead of going back to the classroom to teach, in 1997, Vicki was asked to run for the Martinez Unified School Board where she served and volunteered for 15 years. In 2012 she ran and won a seat on the Contra Costa Community College board where her late father-in-law, George Gordon was considered the Father of the Community College district served as a Trustee for 28 years.
Vicki has been an active school and community volunteer. Serving on California School Board Association (District Rep and Delegate Assembly); Contra Costa California School Board Association (President, first VP of Programs and District Rep); Martinez Education Foundation (Fundraising 12 years); PTA (member for 12 years: President; VP After School Programs Director; Teacher/Tutor and VP of Fundraising); AHS Boosters (VP of Fundraising); and PEO a philanthropic education organization supporting women in education. She is active in our state organizations, Community College League of California (CCLC) and the California Community College Trustees (CCCT). She is currently on a statewide task force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and serves as a Co-Chair of Mission Statement work group and member of the Workforce and Hiring Practices work group.
Vicki has been married to Scott Gordon for 34 years and has two grown children. Scott and Vicki have lived in Martinez for the past 25 years.
Due to COVID-19, our community colleges are at a crossroads. We have a responsibility to prepare students for the workforce of the future in an environment full of uncertainty and extreme challenges and change.
We need leadership informed by real experience on the ground, in our schools, and in today's ever-changing economy. We need someone who has the passion and the drive to fight for our students and our workforce. We need a leader who will think creatively to solve difficult issues and build partnership, relationships and consensus.