Classified Employee of the Year
Assistant to the Director,
Instructional Support Services
Alvord Unified School District
The full roster of educators that Katie Chapman directly supports on the Instructional Support Services team totals well over 30. Despite that daily challenge, Katie’s 15 years of experience at the district office and 24 years in education have led to her phone extension serving as the busy hotline for vexing questions from school site personnel, policy history within the district, upset parents, and everything in between. Over the last year, she has rolled up her sleeves and done the heavy logistical and actual lifting as one of the key leaders in transitioning the district from multiple buildings into a single location. Her passion for helping students is expressed through her commitment to coordinating the annual Spelling Bee and Science Fair activities at the district and county levels while her “can-do” attitude is described by colleagues as a motivating force to tackle any task—large or small.