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Bill Chapin

Bill Chapin (IL '93)


At the time of the Award, Bill Chapin was:

Warren Township High School
Gurnee, IL

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Since retiring from Warren High School in 2011, Bill splits his time between his educational technology consulting business, Technology Coaching and Consulting, and his work as a jazz piano teacher and performer. His technology work takes him to area schools where he assists with scheduling and other processes, especially with the PowerSchool student information system. His music work involves teaching jazz piano, offering workshops on jazz improvisation, and coaching instrumentalists in improvisation at Chapin Jazz Studio. At Warren Bill served for 16 years as director of educational technology. Prior to this position, Mr. Chapin spent 14 years delighting in the challenges of teaching English, establishing and advising an environmental group called Mother Earth's Concerned Students (MECS), and developing a computer/tutor resource center in the school's library. As director of educational technology, Mr. Chapin's activities included long-range planning, establishing networks in two campuses, and most recently, updating the schools' finance software and student information system. The latter allows parents and students to view grade, attendance, and assignment information online. The service has done much to improve communications between school and community, shortened the feedback loop, and provided all parts of the community with the information needed to help improve student achievement.

Additional Information


1975 Carthage College, B.A.

CAS Technology in Education, National Louis University

M.Ed, National Louis University

Technology, Teacher Training