Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



NAME: Carrie Vaughan
CLASS: 3rd grade

Get to know Ms. Vaughan

I am proud to be going into my 18th year teaching 3rd grade. I live here in Holly Springs, via Wilmington, NC and Alexandria, VA and have enjoyed watching this town grow. My husband Matt and I spend lots of time following our beloved Carolina Panthers, Virginia Tech Hokies, and Boston Celtics. We also stay busy with our 6th grade son Brooks and 2nd grade daughter Charlie. I love bargain shopping, listening to records, yoga, iced coffee, football, reading, and classroom technology tools! Sharing my love of learning with students is my passion, and I want them to be enabled to share that learning with the world. In June of 2023 I started learning Spanish and I hope to be fluent by next summer!

My Favorites 🙂

  • Snacks: Beef sticks (Chomps brand is the best), almonds, Quest Peanut Butter Cups, Diet Sun Drop, Iced Coffee with 1 cream, Twizzlers, and sour candy
  • Shopping spots: Target, Amazon, The Wardrobe Boutique
  • Teacher supplies: Teachers Pay Teachers gift card or anything from the Amazon wishlist
  • Restaurants: Tazikis, ChicFilA, Vieni
  • Color: blues and greens

Philosophy, Expectations and Goals

FOR STUDENTS: All students can learn when they use the tools and opportunities that they are given to help reach and exceed their potentials.

  • Improve listening skills and communication skills
  • Increase independent thinking (critical and creative)
  • Develop cooperative learning strategies
  • Take initiatives to learning
  • Display courteous and responsible behavior
  • Increase self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Take responsibilities for one’s own work, action and behavior

AS A TEACHER: My goal is for each student to experience success in an enjoyable and challenging educational atmosphere

  • Believe all students can learn
  • Recognize dignity and worth of each child
  • Provide a rich environment for students which fosters respect for oneself and others; academic, physical and mental growth; and critical thinking skills relevant to real world situations
  • Optimize instruction to meet the needs and enrich the strengths of each child
  •  View education as a partnership between the teacher, student and parents