I have enjoyed the privilege of working with middle school students as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal since 1987. This is my twenty-third year as a middle school principal.
My wife and I are blessed to have two sons. Our oldest son is currently working part time at IKEA while also starting his own business. Our youngest son is now a first year law school student at the University of Texas.
My oldest son teases me that I can't get past eighth grade. I truly enjoy working with middle school students. Helping students through this awkward stage of growing up is not always easy but it is rewarding. I have clearly found the school level that best matches my skills and passion. I have no desire to do anything other than help create the best middle school experiences possible for our students.
I am focused on helping middle school students develop strong character. I believe that a person of character is trustworthy, treats people with respect, is responsible, is fair, is caring, and is a good citizen. When we begin the day focused on being people of strong character, we set ourselves up for success.
I am convinced that Avon Middle School South is a great place for middle school students to learn grow, and belong. Please feel free to call me at 544-5700 to discuss any questions, concerns, or positive comments you have about our school. Together we can help your child and our students become successful adults.
Dan Chapin, AMS South Principal