Vicky Syfrett, a native of Mississippi, studied photojournalism and police administration at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College. For the past 28 years Mrs. Syfrett has worked with troubled youth in various educational settings.

Since joining the staff of Gateway Boys Academy in June 1998, she has served in school administration and for 10 years as the Character Education Coordinator. She presently works in the Administration office as the receptionist and as part of the Admissions team. Her extensive library provides a wealth of reading, viewing and listening, whether it be issues of personal struggle or biographies of remarkable men and women.

Previous to her present position with Gateway Boys Academy, Vicky served as the founder, administrator and a teacher in Washington County Christian School in Chipley, Florida.,/p>

Vicky holds a diploma from Stratford Career Institute in sex and drug counseling, and is presently enrolled in the “Social Psychology” course through SCI. She has also acquired certification as a teacher of the nationally used Personal and Group Studies Curriculum of Teen Challenge International, Inc.

She is presently in the process of acquiring certification in “Addiction and Recovery”, “Breaking Free”, and “Caring for Teens God’s Way” through Light University, an online university affiliated with American Association of Christian Counselors.

Vicky’s favorite pastimes include spending time with family, photography, listening and scrapbooking.