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Cristen Chapman is entering her 22nd year of teaching and her 3rd year at Hancock College Prep. She teaches Sociology, AP U.S. Government and Politics, and World Studies. Prior to teaching at Hancock, she taught at Prosser Career Academy in the IB Program, worked with students on History Fair, coached the poetry team, and led a student voice committee. Before that, she worked at Roberto Clemente Community Academy as a lead educator in the Math, Science and Technology Academy. She is excited to be a part of the Hancock community!


Ms. Chapman is from Rockford, Illinois. She received her Bachelors Degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and her Masters Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and serves on the Teacher Advisory Committee for the Chicago Metro History Fair. She also works with Mikva Challenge to include more student voice and community action for students.


Ms. Chapman also sponsors the Poetry Club/LTAB Team. In addition to teaching, she enjoys reading, sewing, playing ukulele, and traveling.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

― Nelson Mandela