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Justina Vaughan, MAT

University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Justina Vaughan is an experienced early childhood professional of 11 years in early care and education. She is a full-time Mentor/Evaluator in the Early Educator Support Office at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation. Vaughan also works as a part-time ‘Strengthening Families Program’ Group Facilitator with Family Services of Forsyth County. Justina has previously served as a Mental Health and Disability Director at Early Head Start/Head Start programs, an Early Interventionist – Play Therapist, and an Instructional Partner within early educational settings. Justina has earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Child Development with a concentration in Early Education and Family Studies. She currently holds an active master’s level North Carolina teaching license in Birth-Kindergarten. Vaughan's portfolio of service includes former membership and volunteering experiences with Guilford County Schools, Golden Key Honor Society, Empowered Girls of NC, Family Services of the Piedmont, and TEACCH of UNC-Chapel Hill. She has also obtained an Infant-Toddler Family Specialist certificate while working as a play therapist. Vaughan has also been certified as a CLASS observer in former years. She currently is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the NC Child Advocacy Network (CAN), Black Child Development Institute – Greensboro, and Society for Research in Child Development.