Victoria Poedubicky, Ed.S., is a retired health educator and school counselor with 33 years of experience in the Highland Park Public Schools. She spent two decades dedicated to initiating, implementing, and assessing the Social Decision Making/Problem Solving Program while doing the same for 13 years through guidance counseling services.
During these years she was also instrumental in SEL school and district-wide initiatives and integration into the curriculum and initiating, facilitating, and supervising the Social Decision-Making Lab in Highland Park. Victoria has written several articles throughout her time in Highland Park documenting her many SEL experiences with educators and counselors. She has provided workshops to parents and staff, and served as a mentor to other teachers and counselors.
Victoria taught a social-emotional learning course at Rutgers University for several years. She is currently a co-developer, a primary instructor, and the program coordinator for the Social-Emotional and Character Development Online Certificate Courses/Programs for Direct Instruction; this program is part of the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools in partnership with Rutgers and Saint Elizabeth Universities.
Victoria lives in New Jersey with her husband, Gary, and has two daughters who also reside in New Jersey. Victoria enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, and her grand-pup. She can also be found playing pickleball and bike riding on various trails.