Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Early Childhood Education Masters in Elementary Education GT Endorsement
Ms. Debbie Vaughn
I was born in Englewood, New Jersey, but raised locally in Edgefield County. I graduated from Strom Thurmond High School, USC-A in Early Childhood Education, and Southern Wesleyan with a Master of Education.
I began my teaching career teaching fourth grade in Augusta, Georgia in 1987. After two years, I was honored to move overseas to teach for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) in Belgium and Germany. While teaching abroad for five years, I had the opportunity to visit 32 countries. It was an exciting adventure that has greatly impacted my teaching. The rest of my teaching career has been here at Belvedere. This is my 27th year at BES! I love getting children excited about their future and about giving back to their community. Therefore, I sponsor our school's student council where I teach our children about helping others. We will be participating in many community service projects throughout the year. I welcome any parental or community support with these projects.
When I am not at school, my hobbies include cooking, camping, walking on the beach, animals, gardening, and spending time with my two daughters, Sara Beth and Olivia, and my grandson, Corey.
I love our children at BES and I look forward to growing with them this year! Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. You may also contact me through Class Dojo.
Belvedere Elementary School (803) 442-6330
Best Times to Reach:
Before School 7:00 - 7:20 am
Planning Period 1:35 -2:25 pm
After School 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Preferred Conference Times: Planning Period or after 2:30 pm