Ms. Vicki E. Banister is in her twenty-sixth year of teaching at Detroit ISD. Starting during the 1993-94 school year, she initially taught in the middle school, but moved to the high school in 2006. Ms. Banister has an Associate of Science degree from Paris Junior College as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Texas State University (Texas A&M -Commerce) with teaching certifications in Secondary English and Speech Communications. Prior to coming to Detroit, Ms. Banister taught for five years in Garland ISD and before that, taught for two years in Paris ISD.
Ms. Banister has three grown children (Shandi, Phillip, and Jack), three grandchildren (Trevor, Samara, and Hendrix), and one great-grandchild (Miya). Ms. Banister lives in Paris with her granddaughter, Samara, a large cat named James, and a saucy little minature Dachshund named Sassy. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family, reading, and working in the yard.