Mr. Vaughan is a native of Hertford County. He attended Hertford
County Public Schools before attending Chowan College where he
received an associate's degree in Journalism. He then attended East
Carolina University, receiving a B.A. degree in English/Journalism. He
has also completed additional graduate study at Grand Canyon
University in instructional technology.
He lived on a small farm near Murfreesboro with his wife and son. His
family enjoys traveling as often as possible. Mr. Vaughan also
supports his son in a volunteer role in the Boy Scouts.
"By moving my classes toward an ever more student-centered classroom,
I believe they will more likely be engaged in learning," he said.
Mr. Vaughan feels it is possible to incorporate 21st Century literacy
instruction without abandoning existing, more traditional teaching
tools such as rubrics and assessments. He thinks keeping students
highly engaged in a project-based classroom where self and peer
evaluations play a key role in student growth is very important.