Julie Vaughn has been selected as principal of Earlington Elementary School.
She most recently served as instructional leader (curriculum coordinator) at Grapevine Elementary School and previously taught at Earlington Elementary for 11 years.
“I am thrilled to reunite with my Yellowjacket family as principal of Earlington Elementary School,” Vaughn said. “I would like to thank the SBDM Committee, Assistant Superintendent Marty Cline, who led the process, and Superintendent Amy Smith for the opportunity to serve and lead alongside the wonderful staff, students, and families of this community I consider home.
“I look forward to reconnecting with familiar faces, meeting new ones and working with all stakeholders to ensure the best educational opportunities are provided for the amazing students of EES,” Vaughn said.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Murray State University, master’s degree in teacher leader from University of the Cumberlands, and master’s degree and Rank 1 in administration from MSU.
She is a Google Certified Educator and holds Safe Crisis Management Certification. She was an At Risk Suppers team member, Mahr Park Educational Planning team member, and MSU Student Teacher of the Year.
“Mrs. Vaughn’s experience as an elementary teacher and instructional leader will be beneficial as she leads in her new role,” said Superintendent Amy Smith. “Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She leads by example and has a heart for the students, family, and community at Earlington.”