Michelle Chapman has taught Spanish since 2001 and here at JDCHS since 2009. During the 2013-2014 school year, she will teach Spanish II, Spanish II Honors, and Spanish IV in addition to advising Juan Diego Catholic High School’s Spanish Club. She has also taught English as a Second Language here at JD as well as in Oklahoma and Colorado. Mrs. Chapman is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. At OSU, she majored in Spanish and certified in Second Language Education and Latin American Studies. Michelle also studied abroad and lived with a host family in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México, where she attended the language institute Desarrolla Educacional de Guanajuato and traveled extensively in central, western, and peninsular México (Yucatán). Later, Mrs. Chapman earned an endorsement in Linguistically Diverse Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Michelle loves language and is eager to continue teaching, learning, and sharing her enthusiasm and knowledge of the Spanish language and related cultures here at Juan Diego Catholic High School.
When not teaching, Michelle loves to spend time outdoors – hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, camping, running, reading, playing sports, and spending time with her husband, three girls, and Ben, the family’s yellow lab. She also likes to travel and learn abroad and is eager to experience Europe again, in June 2014, with JD’s student explorers! Michelle is thankful for her church home, Saint John the Baptist Church, and enjoys the camaraderie of the Juan Diego Catholic Community.