Former Communications Director, Education Post
Michael Vaughn was the founding Communications Director of Education Post. Prior to that, Mike worked for 18 years in the communications offices of two urban school districts. He served in a variety of communications roles for the Chicago Public Schools starting in 1996, shortly after Mayor Richard M. Daley took control of CPS, and eventually served as the district’s Communications Director until Arne Duncan’s appointment as U.S. Secretary of Education in 2009.
Mike then served for five years as the Chief Communications Officer for the Denver Public Schools, a national leader in ed reform.
Mike has a communications degree from Marquette University, and before his career in public education, he ran a string of community newspapers in suburban Chicago. He is married to Cheryl, an RN who is a Clinical Director overseeing infusion centers across the country for IntraFUSION/McKesson, and they have four children who all attend or graduated from public schools.