Sept. 7, 2021

Meet Our Staff: Dr. Vangie Akridge

  • What is your job/title at CalPac? I am the Assistant Director of Special Education.

  • How long have you worked CalPac? I have been at CalPac for 2 years.

  • What do you love most about teaching or CalPac? I love the dedication of our staff to see kids succeed. I love that we are progressive leaders in the field of education.

  • What is your favorite book? Working Cotton - by Sherley Anne Williams

  • What is your favorite candy? Hershey's with Almonds

  • What toppings do you like on your pizza? Meat Lovers

  • What are your interests outside of work? I love spending quality time with my family and sports

  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would live somewhere down south - cost of living is cheaper and the rich cultural history.

  • Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? Mrs. T and Ms. Masters are a tie! I love LOVE their passion for this work. They are relentless!

  • What advice do you have for CalPac students? Stay organized! It is easy to get distracted when you are home so create a schedule and stick to it.