Mrs. Chapman

 Sarah Chapman
Nationally Board Certified Teacher

Welcome to My Exceptional Classroom

My name is Sarah Chapman and I completed my 12th year as the Autism Teacher at Shady Brook Elementary. I work with 3rd-5th grade students with Autism for Kannapolis City Schools. I was Shady Brook Elementary School's 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year and Kannapolis City Schools Co-Runner-Up for Teacher of the Year. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.                 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I have a bachelors of arts in Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education K-6 from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in administration from UNC Charlotte. I will complete my administration degree in May 2019.

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
My belief as an educator is that all students can and do learn at different rates and levels. "Once you've met one child with autism, then you have met one child with autism!" I am a firm believer in differentiated instruction to meet each child's academic potential. I want my students to experience all aspects of education by having fun and being active participants in their learning. My dream is that education is not just excellence for a few, but that every opportunity is accessible to all learners.

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 Please see Supply List on the left side of this page. If you have any questions then please let Mrs. Chapman know. 

We are excited for another school year. Please check DOJO messages and daily notebooks for progress and classroom updates. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Chapman. 

Our students are excited about some field trips this year to see a play, the Nutcracker, Aquarium, and Special Olympics. 

Please mark your calendar for Special Olympics on April 11th at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord. This is one of our favorite days of the school year, so make plans to attend and cheer on our students at they compete. 

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