In the Spotlight:
Monterey County NAACP Health Chair
Victoria Lee is the current Health Chair of the Monterey County Branch NAACP. She is also the Executive Director at Vicky's Art School. The following bio is taken from the Vicky's Art School website (https://www.vickysartschool.org )
Vicky's Art School
Relax . Create . Repeat
Hello I'm Vicky Lee
Thank you for joining me, let's Create!
“I am here for children in our community who for some reason or another do not fit in to the "Normal". I'm Sharing my gift of creativity to enhance the lives of children affected by learning disabilities, physical challenges, economical and social disadvantages.”
I'm a mom to 3 beautiful children including one cancer warrior that's a 2x brain tumor survivor. I have first hand experience with how challenging it can be to celebrate a child that doesn't fit in with everyone else's normal.
Before creating our art school, I enjoyed interacting with my community as an outreach coordinator and educator at Jacob's Heart Pediatric Cancer Support Services and at the present time I'm a peer to peer mentor at the Brain Tumor Foundation in Los Angeles. I have worked with children and families with learning disabilities for 20 years and utilize the positive parenting model. Additionally, I'm certified in applied behavioral analysis (ABA), meditation, visualization and stress reduction techniques all while homeschooling my daughter for nearly 7 years.
I Love Art and the tranquility that it's brought me during difficult times throughout my entire life. I also enjoy fundraising, organizing community events, and I've had the privilege of living in Monterey County for 18 years.
I hold a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and, a focus on applied behavioral analysis.