Thomas Vaughn (1992)
Vaughn graduated from Mount Carmel College in Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada in 1968. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in History
with a minor in Geography. He continued his education at Boston University,
where he received a Master of Arts degree in Physical Geography in
1972. To extend his education even further, Thomas attended the University
of Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he earned a Master of Education
degree in Educational Administration in 1977. He has a Certificate
of Advanced Graduate Study in Curriculum and Instruction awarded in
Computers in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Thomas has been a teacher since 1968, when he began his teaching
career in Louisville, Kentucky. He has more recently been involved
with presenting a vast number of workshops at meetings of organizations
dealing with Geology, Technology in Learning, Math Science, etc.
Thomas has contributed to publications of the Massachusetts CUE and
the Boston Computer Society and added two chapters to the book, Innovations
in Distance Learning. He has co-authored a book called Integrating
Computers in Your Classroom: Middle and Secondary Science and
two chapters in the Harvard-Smithsonian book called Project IMAGE.
He has been featured in The Boston Globe twice, Bostonia
Magazine, the Arlington Advocate, and the Billerica Minute-Man.
- Named Tandy Scholar in 1996
- State Presidential Winner in Science in 1995
- Named Outstanding Earth Science Teacher, New England winner,
- Inducted into the Massachusetts Science Educator Hall of Fame
in 1992, being the youngest member ever chosen
- Pathfinder Teacher in 1991, awarded for the use of technology
in the classroom
- Recipient of numerous grants: Horace Mann, Commonwealth in Service,
Elaine Adams Professional Development Award, and others.
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