“I am very humbled by the opportunity to be at Falls City,” said Chaplin. “This is a great community and district that has been very successful in preparing the students for the future.”
Chaplin grew up in Stephenville and attended Tarleton State University, where he received Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies in 1995. In 2006, Chaplin completed his Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State.
Chaplin spent 12 years as a teacher and coach in his hometown with Stephenville ISD, before moving on to administration roles with Stephenville ISD, serving as assistant principal at Henderson Junior High and then eventually moving on to principal of Gilbert Intermediate School.
Chaplin’s most recent position has been as principal of Huckabay School in Huckabay, which is a small, rural community outside of Stephenville. Chaplin served as principal for five years there.
Chaplin is going on his 18th year in the education profession and is excited to bring his multi-faceted experience and knowledge to FCISD. Chaplin says that his greatest joy and satisfaction in his profession is having the opportunity to impact the lives of students.
“Through education you can rise above your circumstances and do what ever you want to do,” said Chaplin about his philosophy regarding the importance and power of education.
Chaplin and his wife, Anita, along with their two school-age daughters, Alexa and Cate, are settling into the Falls City community and are looking forward to beginning a new chapter in their lives. Chaplin states that he looking forward to building strong relationships with students, parents, and community members as the new superintendent of FCISD.
“The community has been very inviting and have welcomed my family in. I could not ask for a better community to raise my family in,” he said