Former educator joins TCCC staff

LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon to lead networks, community engagement work

North Charleston, SC – Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative has hired LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon as Director of Networks and Community Engagement.

Vaughn-Brandon will take responsibility for TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network and will lead TCCC’s efforts to expand and deepen connections with community groups across the education continuum. She will work with a board-level committee and grassroots community groups to engage parents, students, caregivers, teachers and others in education-related decisions that affect them.

Vaughn-Brandon replaces Alexa Stephens, who has left the organization with the grateful appreciation of the TCCC Board of Directors and staff for her service.

“LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon has a deep knowledge of the root causes of disparity in education, is committed to equity and understands the factors that impede kindergarten readiness and high school graduation rate and readiness,” TCCC CEO John Read said. “We’re excited to have her join the team and share that knowledge with our staff and community partners.”

Vaughn-Brandon is the owner and operator of Engineering for Kids Charleston and the owner and primary consultant for Vaughn-Brandon Consulting. Prior to her current work, Vaughn-Brandon was the director of education initiatives with Charleston Promise Neighborhood, assistant associate superintendent for the Charleston County School District and principal of North Charleston Elementary School.

She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Park College, now Park University, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University.

About the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is a community-wide movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, South Carolina, focused on improving the quality of life of its citizens and its workforce through education. Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC serves as a catalyst for widespread, systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased success and economic prosperity for all.