Dr. Joey Vaughn

Dr. Joey Vaughn started at Manchester City Schools director on Feb. 1. After one month, he has settled in well and is excited for the future. 

The Manchester Board of Education signed a four-year contract with current Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn on Tuesday, June 18. The contract runs through June 30, 2023.

Vaughn has been the head of the district since February of this year when former director Lee Wilkerson’s three year contract was not renewed.

Vaughn’s contract included a annual salary of $117,000, plus a travel stipend of $5,000 a year regular travel to surrounding counties. The travel stipend portion of the contract was amended from Vaughn’s original contract to be considered reimbursement and not taxable income.

The board also amended the contract to include Vaughn in any system-wide pay increases. He will also receive 12 days paid leave each year and two personal a year. The position accrues an additional day of vacation up to five additional days for each year at the position and one sick day per month.  

Vaughn returns to MCS from a position as Deputy Director of Coffee County Schools and as Principal of Coffee County Central High School. 

 Also announced in the meeting was that Westwood teacher James Dobson will be transferred to assistant principal position at the school and WMS’s Rebecca Welch will be transferred an assistant principal position at Westwood Elementary School.    

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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