Evans will lead Mace’s Lane Middle School

Submitted photo/DCPS, Valerie Goff
Vaughn Evans is taking over at Mace’s Lane Middle School, where he is in his second tenure as a Tiger.

CAMBRIDGE — Mace’s Lane Middle School’s new principal won’t have any trouble finding his way around the building as he heads into his second tenure as a Tiger. Vaughn Evans is a very familiar face around Dorchester County Public Schools (DCPS), as he has also led Warwick Elementary twice, North Dorchester Middle School, North Dorchester High School, Sandy Hill Elementary, and New Directions Learning Academy.

Now in his 39th year in education and his 21st as a principal in a DCPS school, Mr. Evans’ guiding philosophy remains the same: “What’s best for the children?”

He said, “If everyone has that same mentality, you can’t have anything but success in a school.”

The news met with praise and congratulations on social media.
“One of the best! He makes the kids respect him and his staff and others,” Tammy Bennett Wielgosz posted. “Seen it firsthand when he was at Warwick and NDHS. Good luck!”

Ella Stanley wrote, “Congratulations, classmate! One of the greatest educators! Welcome back to Tigerland!”
A statement from DCPS said, “We wish Mr. Evans nothing but success in his new role.”

Mace’s Lane Middle School is located in Cambridge, Maryland. We have 533 students and a beautiful facility which was built in 2003.
The history of Mace’s Lane began in the late 1940s when W.T. Boston was superintendent. Mr. Boston, Charles Cornish (County Commissioner) and the Board of Education selected the original site for Mace’s Lane which became Dorchester County’s only African-American High School.

Construction finally began on June 15, 1951. The first graduating class, whose motto was, “Prepare today for leadership tomorrow” walked down the aisles of the school in June 1953.

The facility eventually became an integrated middle school, part of which remains on the site. The current building was opened in 2004.