Glenn M. Vaulx, Sr., was born in Haywood County, Tennessee. He is the second of seven children born to two wonderful parents, Johnny and Vernice Vaulx. He is married to his college sweetheart, Ruby Scott Vaulx from Chattanooga, TN, and is the proud father of two caring sons, Glenn, Jr. (Kimmie) and Brian (Adrienne). He has five wonderful and brilliant grandchildren, Brian, Jr., Bralen, Glenn, III, Kamryn and Ana. He is a member of St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, and is a member of the Steward Board (serving as the Chair of Steward Board #1 for ten years), and was a member of the Male Chorus. He graduated from Merry High School and received a music scholarship to Lane College where he played first trumpet in the band for four years. Vaulx received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics from Lane College in 1966, and later, the Master’s Degree from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) with a major in Administration & Supervision. He also did further study at Memphis State University, Murray State University, and Tennessee State University where he majored in Elementary Education.
Vaulx’s work experience began in 1966 as a sixth grade teacher in the Jackson City School System at Lincoln Elementary School where he served very successfully for three years. He was then promoted to the position of Principal at Washington-Douglass Elementary School in 1969 (at the age of 25…the youngest person ever appointed as Principal in the Jackson City School System), where he served for sixteen and one-half years. He served as Director of the Head Start Program for ten years, concurrent with his assignment as Principal of Washington-Douglass. In 1986, he was promoted to Director of Personnel for the Jackson City School System, and again in 1993 to Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Fiscal Affairs. In that position, he was responsible for coordinating and administering programs, policies, and procedures for over 2,000 employees, and administering a budget (local, state, and federal revenue) of $125,000,000. While serving as Assistant Superintendent, he was designated as the Administrator-in-Charge in the absence of the Superintendent of Schools. He retired from the Jackson-Madison County School System on February 28, 2006. Following his retirement, the school board hired him as a consultant to advise the Superintendent on personnel, financial, and other pertinent issues from May 1, 2006 through October 13, 2006.
Vaulx is the founder and former owner of a sign company that was established in 1976. The company specialized in billboard signage and lettering on everything from posters, to windows, and all types of vehicles. He has also played the trumpet in various dance bands for sixteen years or more, and has played numerous times at his home church…St. Paul.
Vaulx has served as President and Treasurer of the Jackson Chapter of the Lane College Alumni Association; Treasurer (now Treasurer Emeritus) of the Lane College National Alumni Association for twenty-eight years; President and Treasurer of the Jackson Education Association; President of the Jackson Rotary Club (first African-American to serve in that capacity); Lifetime Member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA); Board of Directors of Leaders Credit Union (eight years); and the YMCA Board of Directors. He is a Connecting Link; member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); charter member of the 100 Black Men of West TN Inc.; member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and is currently serving as a Trustee on the Jackson-Madison County Library Board. He has also received numerous awards including, but not limited to, Outstanding Young Educator; WJAK Community Action Award; United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Distinguished Service Citation; Hope Outstanding Community Service Award; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority VIP; Educator of the Year-Phi Delta Kappa; Outstanding Community Service-Mt. Pleasant CME Church; Educator of the Year-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; inclusion on the Jackson- Madison County School System’s Alumni Wall of Success; the Ronald M. Cunningham Service Award; the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Achievement Award; and the award for Leadership in Civil Rights from the First Episcopal District of the CME Church.
Vaulx has a great love for music, especially trumpet concertos, jazz and art. His greatest love is for his church, his beautiful wife, Ruby, and his family, who seem to grow dearer to him with each passing day.
His favorite scripture is found in Psalm 27:14…"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say on the Lord.”