Kati Vaughn

Kati Vaughn is the Founder of Stay the Course.

Kati’s path to founding Stay the Course has been fueled by a lifelong passion for teaching and leading in the classroom.  With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Loyola Marymount University, Kati brings nearly a decade of teaching, coaching, and management experience with a emphasis on equity and inclusiveness. 

Over the course of seven years of working directly with school-based staff, Kati averaged a teacher retention rate of 94%, and her coaching consistently rated higher than regional and national averages on measures of teacher satisfaction and healthy mindsets. In addition to her coaching experience, Kati has led numerous professional learning communities focused on culturally responsive teaching, educator wellness, and values-based leadership.


Contact:  kati@stay-the-course.com(860) 335-8870https://stay-the-course.com/

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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