5950 Nichols Road
Powder Springs, GA  30127
Phone: 678-594-8298
Fax: 678-594-8300

Vaughan Administration


Dr. Shannon McGill


Dear Vaughan Family,

I am honored and delighted to serve in my 7th year as the principal of Vaughan Elementary School! I cannot thank the entire community enough for another amazing year! For those of you that are new to our community, I was a part of the original Vaughan staff when we opened the doors of the school for the first time in 1996. While there have been many changes over the years, the tradition of excellence and warm sense of family have continued. It is my aim as the principal of Vaughan to continue these traditions as we work in partnership to provide the very best education for our students.

This is my 24th year serving in the Cobb County School District, and 13th year as a school administrator. I was an assistant administrator at Ford Elementary for one year and an assistant principal at Timber Ridge Elementary for four years. I also served as the assistant principal at Powers Ferry Elementary for one year. I have eleven years of classroom teaching experience which include teaching second grade at Ford Elementary and Vaughan Elementary and teaching in the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at Mt. Bethel Elementary and Cheatham Hill Elementary. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and my Specialist degree from Georgia State University. I earned my Ph. D. in school supervision and administration at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011.

I look forward to partnering with you in your child's education and serving the talented Vaughan staff. Great things are happening at Vaughan and I am proud to be a Vaughan Rocket. We will certainly S.O.A.R together this year!


Dr. Shannon A. McGill


Zach Mathis
Assistant Principal

Vaughan Community,

I’m so excited to be joining the Vaughan family for the 18-19 school year as assistant principal. I began my career in this area so I am well acquainted with the success and outstanding reputation that Vaughan has. The recent STEM certification only adds to that. I am honored to be a part of the school and community. 

After graduating from Kennesaw State I started my teaching career at Ford Elementary in 2006. I taught 2nd and 4th grade there, while also coaching soccer at Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb. A master’s degree in educational technology and specialist in education leadership helped me move to Brumby Elementary as a leadership intern, and I was at Sedalia Park as assistant principal for three years before arriving here.


A little bit about me:

Favorite children’s book: Where the Red Fern Grows

Favorite non-children’s book: Game of Thrones

Favorite sport: Soccer

                                                                 Favorite team(s): Liverpool and Atlanta United

                                                                 Favorite comment from my own 2nd grade report card: “Zach has a lot of energy!”


                                                                 I am here to help our students be as successful as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.


                                                                Proud Rocket,

                                                                Zach Mathis