Hi My name is Dana Chaplin. I am starting my 21st year in the Weatherford school system. I spent my first two years teaching at Burcham Elementary. After teaching 2nd grade for 8 years I was given the opportunity to teach Title Reading. I am a graduate of SWOSU. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood. I just received my Masters of Education with Reading emphasis. I love teaching reading! I believe that every child can be taught to read. The biggest part of my job is instilling in all my students' that they can read. I have found that the words I choose to use with my students is the best tool to encourage and motivate.
I have been married for 25 years and have two children. Landri is 19 and Grady is 16. Like most families we stay extremely busy especially in the summer. We live on a small ten acres just north of town. I love to work in my yard. I also love momma cows, show steers and show pigs. It's sounds strange to most, but my relaxation is to wash and dry show animals.