August 12, 2022
Tallahassee Community College is proud to announce the selection of Jessica Chapman as Director of Charter Schools. In this newly created position, she will oversee the College’s charter sponsorship efforts including the creation of a new STEM Charter School, which is expected to open in August of 2023.
Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Florida State University and a master’s in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She started her teaching career more than 20 years ago here in Leon County where she taught at both the middle and high school levels. In addition to the classroom, she has served in supporting roles at the district level including as the District Graduation Coach. In that role, she created the Graduation Pathways program which helped Leon County Schools raise their graduation rate from 71% in 2012 to 92% in 2015. Chapman was then promoted to Assistant Principal at SAIL, Godby, and Leon County Virtual School. Her passion is for serving underprivileged and underserved populations and providing students with pathways to future opportunities. She is an encourager and believes that every student can succeed in the right environment.
“I am excited to welcome Jessica to our TCC family, said Dr. Calandra Stringer, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at TCC. “She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge about secondary education and has strong ties to our local community. We are looking forward to her creativity and innovation as we work to open our new STEM charter school.”