Frances Chatman’s career achievements and upward transitions have taken her through multiple areas that relate to many characteristics of functioning as a leader. The many learning experiences include working as a special education assistant, ISS assistant, elementary school and HR secretary, substitute teacher, summer school clerk, and retiring after 19 years as an elementary school teacher at Edward Bain School of Language and Art-KUSD.
Additionally, throughout the years, she’s covered for principal absences, coached the EBSOLA cheerleading squad for six years, directed a girls group that performed community service at local nursing homes, and served as a cooperating teacher for Carthage, UW-Parkside, UW-Whitewater, and Concordia University.
She has developed strong relationships and ties with students, staff, parents, and the community.
Frances says “I’m reminded of the African proverb, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ I believe this to be true. Everyone has to be a stakeholder for student success.”
- B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Human Resource Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside — 1996
- Elementary Education Certificate 1-6, University of Wisconsin-Parkside — 2001
- Master of Science, Educational Leadership, Cardinal Stritch University-Milwaukee — 2004
- Wisconsin K-12 Principal & Director of Instruction license
- Illinois PEL for Principal and Elementary Education
- EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar
- Certified Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Trainer, January 2021
- Named Professor of the Week by Carthage Sisters of the Beta Lambda Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity, March 28, 2021
- Temporary Coordinator, Sister To Sister group for the Student Affairs Office of Equity & Inclusion
- Certification Officer for Education Preparation
- Equity Coach for freshman students
- Named Outstanding Educator by Kenosha-Racine Counties Chapter 1123-Phi Delta Kappa, May 2018