Welcome to Art @ BES


Mrs. Kathryn Vaughn, Art Educator 
Brighton Elementary School, Old Highway 51 South, Brighton, TN 38011
Phone (901) 837-5860 Fax (901) 837-5879
email: kvaughn@tipton-county.com





    My goals for the Art Program include creating inter-disciplinary connections between Art and the students other course work, enable students to express their feelings, communicate thoughts, explore their creativity, solve problems, communicate ideas, develop a sense of community, and appreciate themselves as participants in history, tradition, and culture. 
    In addition to teaching Art, I also work for Project Succeed, a Federally Funded After School Program. I teach STEAM based lessons to 3rd-5th graders Monday-Thursday. This year I have been working with Project Wet, a water conservation group, to teach about the importance of protecting American wetlands. 




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Welcome to Art @ BES!
    I'm Katie Vaughn the Art Educator at Brighton Elementary School and I love teaching Art! I teach all of the students at BES ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade on a rotating schedule. 

About Mrs. Katie Vaughn


    I am a native New Yorker and have lived all over the country. I love living and teaching in Tennessee and recently bought a home in historic Covington. 
I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Memphis and a Masters with Honors in Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. 
I have been a teacher in Tipton County since 2006. Teaching Art is my dream job and I love what I do!  
I also worked as a substitute teacher at Tipton Rosemark Academy where my mother, Mrs. Connie Adam was a second grade teacher for almost 20 years.
I love to travel and one of my goals is to visit all the major Art Museums in the World. I want to continue to learn about Art and bring back things from my adventures to share with my students. 
My husband, Lance Vaughn, is an Air Force Veteran who served in Desert Storm as a Firefighter. Lance is currently working from our home as an Artist and a Fine Art Photographer. 





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I was recently featured on the State of Tennessee Department of Education's Website. #TeachersOfTN


I was recently published in School Arts Magazine's Summer 2018 edition. I authored an article titled "Humor in the Art Room, Engaging Diverse Learners though Laughter."