Vickie was born in Spartanburg and has lived here most of her life. One of her first experiences with a private, Christian education was when she attended Charleston Southern University (Baptist College at Charleston) where she majored in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. After teaching in public schools in the Charleston area and in Spartanburg, Vickie was looking for something different for her own children. In the process of finding a school for her youngest daughter, Casey (Oakbrook 2008), she also found a new teaching position. Vickie was attracted to Oakbrook, which was then called The Village School, by the Christian environment, the family atmosphere and small class size. This began a 17 year relationship with Oakbrook Preparatory School where Vickie taught first grade and then served as Preschool Director. After a three year absence where she served as the head of school at the Village School of Gaffney, she is excited to again have the opportunity to share the Oakbrook culture with Lower School families and students. Vickie loves to cook and preserve fresh summer foods for delicious winter meals. She enjoys weekend visits to Charleston or the mountains and finding new places to explore and new restaurants to try. Vickie is married to Jim and they have three grown children. The Bolducs attend Bethany Baptist Church in Spartanburg.