Phone: 706-310-1992 ext. 1102
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Berry College, 1998 Master of Education, The University of Georgia, 2001 Doctor of Education, The University of Georgia, 2004 Commerce City System and Commerce High Teacher of the Year, 2001 Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year, 2014
Dr. Lisa Vaughn is honored to serve as an Assistant Principal at Malcom Bridge Middle School. A native of Commerce, Lisa is a proud graduate of Commerce High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Berry College in 1998 and attended graduate school at The University of Georgia, earning a Master of Education degree in 2001 and Doctor of Education degree in 2004. Lisa taught Family and Consumer Sciences at the high school level for seven years and advised two active chapters of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). In 2001, Lisa was named Commerce City System and Commerce High Teacher of the Year.
Lisa moved from teaching to leadership in 2005 when she was named Director of Secondary Education and CTAE for Oconee County Schools. She served at the county office level for three years but missed daily interaction with students. Lisa became Assistant Principal of Instruction at Oconee County High School in 2008 and was a proud Warrior for six years. In 2014, Lisa was named Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP). That same year, Lisa had the opportunity to move to Malcom Bridge Middle, and she has embraced a new learning experience with MBMS students and faculty.
Lisa is active with the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, serving as chairperson for the Chamber Education Committee. She also leads the Oconee Wee Read Fundraising Team. Lisa is a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and is active in the music and women's ministries.
As an educator, Lisa is a lifelong learner who is passionate about helping individual students reach their fullest potential. She believes that the middle school years are critical in the future success of a student and that the instructional program must be a unique one that considers physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. Lisa is also committed to providing the support and professional development that teachers need to meet the needs of today's learner.