Mrs. Dot Ross-Vaughn

Phone: (910) 897-8121 ext. 516

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Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree in Medical Technology - Midlands Technical College, SC Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - University of South Carolina Masters In Arts Education - University of South Carolina National Board Certified

Mrs. Dot Ross-Vaughn

In my first life I was a Medical Technologist for 21 years. I went to Midlands Technical College, S.C. and received an Associates Degree in Medical Technology. I wanted to further my education and went to the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I decided to go back to school to become a teacher after going on a Medical Missions trip to Peru. I wanted to pursue my true passions - visual arts and teaching, so I returned to the University of South Carolina and received a Masters in Art Education. Since then, I have become National Board Certified in Arts Education. I am in my 18th year teaching and love what I do. I knew I was always meant to be a teacher because from the earliest time I can remember I lined my dolls on the steps and taught them by drawing and writing on my chalkboard! The best part about teaching art is when I'm demonstrating "how to" and I look up at the kids and their eyes are glued to the board and they have that look as if to say, " Aaaaah so that's how you do it", then they realize that they can create cool artwork.

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."  - William Shakespeare