Position: Board Chair
Committees: Executive, Curriculum, Fiscal, Facilities
Lynne Vaughan has worked in education and workforce development for 50 years, serving as a classroom instructor (high school and college), an elected school board member, director of multiple workforce development projects, a Workforce Investment Board Director, a university and K-12 grantwriter, an evaluator, and a founding Board member of MIT Academy as a small learning environment for her African-American son.
For the National Office of Job Corps, she was the primary author of the Foundation Courses for health care, construction, finance and business, and IT, as well as the Foundation Course Implementation Guide, the Writing Guide for the HSE, and the Guide to Standards-Based Instruction in Job Corps. For the State of California, she was the primary author of the Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, the Career Technical Education Framework, and co-author of the original high school reform manifesto, Aiming High.
With a BA and MA in English (UC Berkeley, San Jose State) and PhD (ABD, University of Hawaii) in American Studies, Lynne enjoys her retirement with her husband, Roger. She travels to Chicago (one daughter, two grandchildren), Virginia (one son) and abroad, for pleasure and to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys gardening—veggies and flowers, baking, cycling, and reading. She also serves on the boards of a non-profit providing child abuse system support and a non-profit home for developmentally disabled adults, as well as being a member of the Solano Library Advisory Board.