Welcome to Vaughan Elementary!
Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope you find this information helpful. Established in 1996 and bearing the name
of State Representative John "Jack" Dixon Vaughan, Jr., this institution has taken on its namesake's
strong commitment to education, mirroring his aspirations for excellence in learning among young Cobb County students.
Our vision at Vaughan Elementary School is to work together collaboratively with teachers, parents, students, and
the community, embracing all differences and combining our strengths, to help the students reach their maximum learning potential.
Our mission at Vaughan Elementary School is to work as a community to meet the diverse learning needs of students in order to
prepare them for success in a global economy.
Congratulations 2015 TOTY and CEOTY!
Teacher of the
Year- Nicola Boone
Classified Employee of the Year- Regina Cunningham
Jack Vaughan, Jr. Day 2015
Friday, April 24th
On this day, all students are invited to wear
their Vaughan Rocket shirts (or bright blue and
silver) as we celebrate the birthday of our school’s namesake, Jack
The Vaughan family will be giving out ice cream in the cafeteria
was named for State Representative Jack Vaughan, Jr.
Some of Vaughan’s staff members and parents knew Jack, but
for those of you who didn’t have the opportunity, here is a brief
summary of Jack’s life and the legacy he left for Vaughan Elementary
Vaughan, Jr. was born April 26, 1961 to Jack and Gretchen Vaughan of
Marietta, Georgia. He
attended West Side
Marietta Junior High, and was a 1979 graduate of
Marietta High School.
Jack was involved in many activities during his school years,
including baseball, scouts, and was drum major for the Marching Blue
Devil Band. He was a
lifelong member of and actively served Marietta First
high school Jack attended Asbury College
in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor’s
degree in English and was involved in student government.
After graduating from Asbury, Jack moved to Washington, D. C.
where he served on the staff of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
and later for United States Senator Pete Wilson.
In Washington, Jack met his
future wife, Diane Brown, also from Cobb
County and a 1979 graduate of Walton
Jack returned to Marietta where he was active in many political
campaigns and worked for the Georgia Republican Party.
He also worked as a stock broker for Paine Webber and later
in sales for the Insurance Store.
In 1988 he successfully ran for his first elected office as
State Representative for West Cobb in the Georgia General
Assembly. While in
office he authored legislation which directly benefited our public
school system and its athletic programs as well as legislation which
supported the greater Cobb County
In May of 1990 Jack was
diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and underwent surgery and
treatment Jack was always optimistic and remained committed to
public service. He
often quipped about being the only member of the State Legislature
to have proven by surgical means that he actually had a brain.
of 1993, Jack’s son, John, was born and was, perhaps, the greatest
joy of his life. John
is now 22 years old and will graduate in May from the University of
remained in public office until he died at the age of 33 on June 11,
1994. His enthusiasm,
strong work ethic, and commitment to public service are an
inspiration to all. On
April 24th, we will celebrate our school’s namesake, a
life well-lived, and the inspiration that challenges us to reach for
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Dear Vaughan Community,
It is our aim to S.O.A.R. in all that we do.
We will Synergize, Optimize, and Analyze so that we may come to
Realize each of our goals. We will work together to get the best
results possible and then examine those results in order to
continuously improve student achievement. Thank you for your
continued support in this endeavor!
Dr. Shannon A. McGill
ROCKETS OF VAUGHAN, S.O.A.R. ON!
4/6-4/10- Spring Break
4/13- Garden Work Day
4/13- 4/17 Support Staff
Outreach Bubble Drive
4/14- Moe's Spirit Night
4/17- Lego Competition
4/24- Spririt Day-
Appreciation Breakfast, 7:50 AM