Mrs. Vaughan's Classroom



NAME: Carrie Vaughan
CLASS: 3rd grade

Get to know Ms. Vaughan

I am proud to be going into my 17th 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 Red Sox. We also have our hands full wrangling our son Brooks (10) and daughter Charlie (almost 7) who are both Oakview Owls! I love bargain shopping, 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.

My Favorites 🙂

  • Snacks: beef sticks/Slim Jims, chocolate covered anything, 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: Mason Jar Tavern, 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