By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Teachers make a difference in their students’ lives each and every day. For many students, having a teacher who cares and goes that extra mile can be the difference in a successful education and graduation. We’ve all had that teacher who inspired us or helped in some way. That’s why WLAF and Eagle Tire Pros salute all our hard-working educators with a weekly feature.

This week’s featured teacher is Aaron Vaughn. He teaches at LaFollette Elementary School and is in his 25th year as an educator.

Aaron Vaughn is Eagle Tire Pro’s Teacher of the Week. He teaches at LaFollette Elementary School and is pictured with his wife Jill.

Vaughn and his wife Jill and have six children, including three boys: Perry, Marshall and Cole; and three girls: Nora, Marlee, and Addy – The three girls are identical triplets. He and his family live on the lake.

His hobbies include “hanging with my family any time that I can, reading, sports, podcasting, music, yard work, and being on the lake.”

Vaughn is originally from Akron, Ohio, and attended school at The Ohio State University and the University of Akron.  

This is his first year teaching in Campbell County, though he has taught in many other places over the past 25 years. 

“I have taught in Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, and now Tennessee.  

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Vaughn currently teaches Language Arts and Social Studies at LaFollette Elementary School. 

“My mother inspired me to be a teacher. She also was a teacher. I love to work with kids and help them in any way that I can,” Vaughn said.  

His favorite part of the job is seeing students smile.  

Vaughn also said he felt like the Lord played an important role in his career and especially in his location.

“I am a servant of Jesus Christ, and he is number one in my life. God is always with me on my journey throughout life and I believe He has put me in LaFollette, Tennessee. I am so thankful to be here,” Vaughn said.

Every Thursday, WLAF’s Charlotte Underwood features the WLAF – Eagle Tire Pros teacher of the week. That educator also receives a free oil change from Eagle Tire Pros. To nominate a teacher for teacher of the week honors, please send your nomination to (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/15/2024-6AM)