In 2016-17 Travis Chapman served as North Springs' STEAM coordinator thanks to a 1 year Seed Fund Grant from the FCS Foundation - a grant our School Governance Council applied for and successfully won. In 2017-18 Mr. Chapman is serving as our Science Instructional Coach thanks to another winning Seed Fund Grant proposal.
Travis Chapman, is an experienced educator with 19 years in public education. He has been a high school Assistant Principal supervising the science department and a S.T.E.M. Academy middle and high school science teacher, science department chair, curriculum team leader, field scientist intern, coach, motivational speaker and author. He holds a Bachelor's in Environmental Science, a Master's in Science Education and is a graduate of the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum Development and STEM Certification at North Carolina State University.
His work with closing the achievement gap for at-risk 9th graders has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, as well as on GCPS TV. He is currently working on his doctorate degree in Educational Psychology!
STEAM Advisory Board
Scott Hanson -Principal
Travis Chapman - STEAM Coordinator - School Goverance Council
Mulanta Wilkins - Assistant Principal - Math & Science
Carol Ciepluch - Public Relations Liaison - School Governance Council
Van Craven - Music Teacher
Lauren Dellaria - Visual Arts Teacher
Scott Grebb - Career Technical Ed Chair
Quinton Hunt - Science Teacher
James Landreau - Visual Performing Arts Chair and Magnet Co-Coordinator
Felicia Lewis - Magnet Co-Coordinator, College & Career Center Coordinator
Eric Smith - Social Studies Chair
Amanda Williams - Language Arts Chair
Meets monthly to create a shared vision, monitor the action plan, support the work of NSCHS, and visit STEAM-certified schools. Must recommend to the Governance Council if NS should pursue certification and if so, provide a plan.
Visiting Gwinnet School of Math, Science and Technology in September (above) and Drew Charter School in November.
Magnet Night showcased STEAM