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John Vaughn

1st Grade, Room 21


I am John Vaughn. The students call me Mr. V. I am a product of the Vallejo City Unified School District. I have taught at Dan Mini for 26 years. I came to teaching late as I had a couple of previous careers.



Makkedah Wells

1st Grade, Room 10

Hi, my name is Makkedah Wells and I am looking forward to this school year! 


I was born and reared in Vallejo, attended Vallejo schools and now I teach in Vallejo.  I have taught at Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy, Steffan Manor Elementary School, and currently Dan Mini Elementary School.  


I am a graduate of San Francisco State University where I also received my teaching credential. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, third, and sixth grade students. I have long-term subbed in Algebra, Algebra II, Biology, and English.


The creative aspects of teaching is why I continue in this profession. The ability to mold, motivate, and transform young minds both fascinates and compels me to assist them in reaching their academic potential.  


Anticipating the opportunity to celebrate your child's success with you.


Makkedah Wells

First Grade Educator