- Ozark City Schools
Meagan Chapman is Carroll High School's Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Meagan Chapman on being selected CHS 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year and Overall Winner of Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Chapman has been teaching Special Education in Ozark City Schools for seven years with the last two years at Carroll High School. During her tenure as a Special Education teacher, Mrs. Chapman has received the honor of being named both Lisenby Primary School’s Teacher of the Year and Ozark City Schools’ Elementary Teacher of the Year during the 2016-2017 academic year. Mrs. Chapman felt called to begin working with young adults in the fall of 2018 and has been an asset to the Carroll High School staff from her first day on the job. She continually strives to grow professionally and create opportunities for growth for her students as well. While others in the profession may grow weary, Mrs. Chapman continues to hone her craft of teaching, serving as an example for her students and fellow teachers. Congratulations to Mrs. Chapman for being selected for both Carroll High Schools' Teacher of the year and Ozark City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020.
Currently, Mrs. Chapman teaches Self-Contained Special Education classes ranging in multiple content and grade levels from English 9 to Mathematics 12. Additionally, in just the short two years that Mrs. Chapman has been a teacher at Carroll High School, she has completely restructured the Self-Contained Special Education classroom to enhance our students’ experiences. Our students, under her tutelage, are successfully progressing through core content coursework, while obtaining essential skills for success beyond high school on a daily basis. Mrs. Chapman has created multiple opportunities for our students to practice and apply life practices through initiatives which she spearheads including Special Scribbles and Work Based Learning. The skills gained by our students in her program are preparing a generation of individuals that will be equipped to be contributing members of our community: a goal that many of their families so greatly desire.
While Mrs. Chapman is a dedicated, standout member of the Carroll High School staff, she extends her leadership beyond our walls. Mrs. Chapman has served as a guest speaker for the University of West Alabama, co-author of National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) notable trade book lesson plan, co-presenter in the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies, Alabama Autism leader for Ozark City Schools, Alabama mentor teacher, and many other community leadership roles. Along with being named Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017, Mrs. Chapman has also been honored to be nominated for “Excellence in Teaching Special Education” from the University of Alabama and selected for membership in several collegiate honor societies. Ultimately, Mrs. Chapman is the epitome of a teacher leader and a model for our students and colleagues, and she is one of Ozark City Schools’ most deserving recipients.