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Escambia High School begins year with six new teachers

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Escambia County High School has six new teachers this year.
Lola Vaughn, from Mt. Olive, Miss., teaches tenth grade U.S. history, including honors classes. She graduated from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, with a major in history and a minor in elementary education.
Vaughn is in her fourth year as a teacher, having previously taught at Piney Woods School, a private organization founded by Lawrence Jones in 1908. The school is located about 20 miles from Jackson, Miss.
Vaughn's husband is the new head basketball coach at Bay Minette Middle School.
Tuboise Floyd, who is in his first teaching assignment, teaches ninth grade algebra.
He is a graduate of Auburn University.
Daphne Joyner graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a bachelor degree in biology. She's currently working on an alternative master degree which has helped her become certified to teach and will give her an additional biology background.
Joyner is a first-year teacher but has done some science remediation at another high school in the county.
Ryan Stokes is in his first year teaching. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Ed Willis is the new head defensive football coach at ECHS. He holds an education specialist degree from the University of Alabama.
Willis has been in athletics for 23 years as a coach and an athletic director at Foley High School and Foley Middle School. In addition to coaching, he teaches world history.
He said his goal at ECHS is to "educate our children."
Teaching at ECHS is like coming home for Keiana Quarker White. She graduated from the school in 1996.