Degrees and Certifications:
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 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 went back 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 17th 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 stop demonstrating and I look 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" and then they realize that they can create cool artwork.