- Career Counseling
- Life Coaching
Vicki earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and Statistics from Southeast Missouri University. She has 13 years experience in education working with students of all abilities. Currently, she teaches Math Lab, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Personal Finance and Economics. She is a veteran of the US Army and enjoys spending time with her husband and 5 kids while working on her farm in her spare time.
I have been with MERS Goodwill since 2009. During my time with MERS Goodwill, I have been able to serve in a few different roles and most recently as Career Center Director. I also currently facilitate the IRC certifications of Microsoft Office Specialist and Customer Service. I have attended North Arkansas College, Missouri State University, and Drury University.
"I love being a part of an organization that builds a stronger community by giving program participants an opportunity to finish their high school education and achieve their dream careers."
Tiffany has worked as a Life Coach at Poplar Bluff Excel Center since 2018. She previously worked at a law firm for 4 years. She has been a single mom until she met her wonderful husband who supported her while she earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and a Masters in Business Management. She has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 step-sons and is very proud of all 5 of them. At 40 she participated in the Tough Mudder. She enjoys hanging out with her husband, looking at flea markets, fishing, and enjoying the beach. She also teaches Spin class and Circuit Training at her local gym.
Mother of 4 who worked as a Pediatric Nurse for 9 years before finding her passion working with children in a different setting at The Excel Center Daycare. I chose this job because I love how the Excel Center took one of the main reasons why students drop out of school or never return which is childcare, and took that barrier into consideration by creating a free onsite daycare for our students. At that moment I knew this program was exactly what I wanted to be a part of!
I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in social work. I chose these studies because I want to help individuals become the best versions of themselves. I am very excited to be a part of the Excel Center/SkillUp team and can’t wait to help anyone who needs it!
I am a firm believer in the power of education to change a person's life. Since graduating from UCM with a degree in Social Studies Education, I have taught for over 25 years at schools in rural western Missouri, Hangzhou and Wuhan in China, and joined the Excel Center when we opened in 2018. Health issues forced me to cut back to part-time, but now that I am better, I am thrilled to be returning to full-time teaching at the Excel Center. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.