Kelly Chapman joined Meridian in August 2016 as a kindergarten teacher. Kelly is originally from Arlington, Texas, and has a bachelors degree in early childhood and elementary education from Baylor University. She is certified in early childhood through sixth grade and English as a Second Language. Kelly has spent the past twelve years as a kindergarten teacher in the Dallas and Austin areas and also has experience working with gifted and talented students. Hearing about Meridian through staff members and family, she was very interested as she was looking for an opportunity to join a school focused on collaboration and a unique curriculum. She believes that every learner has unique potential, and that students learn best when they understand how their learning will impact their life and their world. Kelly has completed Category 1 IB-PYP training.