Superintendents of the Year
This is the WASA’s most prestigious superintendent award, the recipient represents our state as the Wyoming Superintendent of the Year at the annual American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education and competes for the National Superintendent of the Year. The recipient is selected by a committee of past Wyoming Superintendents of the Year still serving as a Wyoming Superintendent.
Wyoming Superintendent of the Year 2023
Dr. Gillian Chapman
Dr. Gillian Chapman began her career in Kansas City, Missouri where she taught French, Spanish, and worked as a Behavior Disorder Teacher. She served in several roles in Shawnee Mission, Kansas including, French/Spanish Teacher, High School Associate Principal, Middle School Principal, and Associate Superintendent. She has been the superintendent at Teton County School District #1 for 7 years.
Gillian received her BA in French from Pepperdine University and added a Spanish endorsement from the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Missouri and her Ed.D. in Administration and Leadership from St. Louis University.
Dr. Chapman is very involved in local, state, and national professional organizations. She is Past-President of WASA and currently serves on the AASA Governing Board. Gillian has attended numerous professional development opportunities including WASA, AASA, NSBA, Solution Tree Summits, and Women in Leadership Summits.
Gillian focuses on fostering communication, relationships, and trust with all district stakeholders. She developed specific intervention plans to ensure the “Success 2022” strategic plan is successful. Gillian implemented a Mindfulness & Restorative Justice plan to maintain positive culture and to help staff manage stress. She is pro-active in addressing the issue of affordable housing and implementing a Facilities Strategic plan to address the rapid growth of the student population.
A letter of support states “Dr. Chapman is a visible, hands-on, boots-on-the-ground Superintendent. She has never wavered in her efforts to do what is right, and she supports and advocates for all students to be prepared and succeed in an ever-changing world.”
From Left to Right: Past Superintendent of the Year Jay Curtis (Park #1), Dr. Gillian Chapman (Teton #1), Ray Gallegos and Mason Moses of HUB International.
HUB International is a WASA Sponsor for the Superintendent of the Year