Career/College Readiness: Kindergarten to College initiative with Virginia Tech Award-winning Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest in conjunction with Prince William County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Engraved walkway honoring students and outstanding educators (Donald McCaslin and Mike Garcia Construction) First “Building Leadership Capacity” event


Monitored budgets on a local, state and federal level; federal and site-based budget accountability/management Maintained world-class student learning International recognition for closing the achievement gap Implemented safe, orderly, fiscally-sound and inviting school climate environment Supported students, parents, teachers, administrators and the PWC community
Promoted Prince William County School System – featured in five books and five video-training models
Developing leaders from within-one quarter of elementary schools (administrators who were previous Vaughan teachers and several central office leaders were also supported for leadership during their tenure) Support for Growing Our Own in PWCS Kathleen Seefeldt Community Service, National Association Advancement of Colored People, Eboné Leadership, Unsung Hero, Human Rights Commission Awards
Washington Post Principal of the Year for Prince William County
High Flying School Award from National Council for Youth at Risk for Closing the Achievement Gap
Governor’s School Board Award Supervisor of the Year, Principal of the Year, Washington Post Distinguished Leader for Metropolitan Area Title I School of Distinction Four School of Excellence Awards Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary Wing named in her honor by the PWC School Board 35 years exemplary educational experience in PWCS Experience with students from diverse backgrounds at the elementary, middle and high school levels including students with disabilities Author, two book anthologies and several articles in national publications Re-districting – participated in several boundary-changes; understands impact on parents, students and businesses
Managed numerous facilities renovations
Collaborative leadership with teachers, students and parents Created a researched-base culture of collaborative practice Student and author of educational research as well as evidence and authentic-based learning Familiar with the meta-analysis research on what works in the student learning arena Trained teachers interested in leadership positions Support for the Strategic Plan: Extended retirement plans to fulfill Superintendent’s initiative to implement Professional Learning Community (PLC) division wide Internationally-recognized PLC consultant Partnership: First elementary school bank with Cardinal Bank
Distinguished Ladies Mentor Group (Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions-Tabatha Turman, CEO) and Gentlemen of Distinction Mentor Group (Mike Garcia Construction-Mike Garcia, President) Member, First Mount Zion Baptist Church, Dumfries, VA Married 42 years to Richard “Jessie”; two daughters –Jennifer and Jessica- Gar-Field High School graduates


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