Phone: 706-657-6300 extension 50311


Degrees and Certifications:

Covenant College, Bachelor of Arts in Early Education, Class of 2008 Northeast Alabama Community College, General Courses, Transferred in 2004 Ider High School, Advanced Diploma, Class of 2003

Ms. Katy Vaughn



  • 2011 - Present: Pre-K Lead Teacher, Davis Elementary School
  • 2010 - 2011: Kindergarten Paraprofessional, Davis Elementary School
  • 2009 - 2010: Even Start Teacher, Davis Elementary School
  • 2008 - 2009: Substitute, Davis Elementary School



  • 2019 - 2020: Davis Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • 2018 - 2019: Davis Elementary Character Award Recipient
  • 2017 - Present: Davis Elementary PTO Teacher Representative
  • 2016 - Present: Davis Elementary “Kitchen Cabinet” Representative



  • I currently reside in Fort Payne, AL where I was born and raised. Many often wonder why I drive 45 minutes to and from work each day, to which I respond, “Davis Elementary is well worth the drive.”
  • Education is in my blood! My mother was a teacher for 41 years. Both of her parents were teachers as well. My grandmother, Juanita Hardy, became a high school principal in Gadsden, AL during the time of integration in the 1960s. She was a very passionate and caring person, who was greatly admired throughout Gadsden and the surrounding areas. Although she passed on when I was very young, I still remember her and strive to be like her as both a person and an educator.
  • Music ministry is a major part of my life! I love to sing and did so in a contemporary Christian trio for 13 years, which allowed me the opportunity to sing and minister at numerous churches/events around the tri-state area. Currently, I am one of the choir directors at my church and occasionally give voice lessons to those seeking to minister through music.
  • Fall is my favorite time of the year! Like so many others, I love bonfires, boots, pumpkins, and every other sign of fall; however, my favorite part of the season is getting to yell “ROLL TIDE” while watching Alabama football!