Mrs. Chapman

 Sarah Chapman
Nationally Board Certified Teacher

Welcome to My Exceptional Classroom

My name is Sarah Chapman and I completed my 11th 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.

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.

Follow Mrs. Chapman on twitter @schapmanau

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

Check out the Shady Brook website and go to Student Links for students to work on academic activities at home over the summer. 

Please consider donating to our Donors Choose Project to get Reading Materials for 2018-2019 school year

Mrs. Chapman will be working Extended School Year (ESY) for students that qualified for ESY services determined at IEP meetings earlier this school year. If you need to contact Mrs. Chapman over the summer please email at:

Autism Speaks Walk at the zMax Dragway will be held on September 22, 2018. Please make plans to attend the Autism Walk with the Kannapolis City Schools Autism Team. 

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