Hinsdale Central High School

Paul Chapman

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Paul Chapman

Inductee Year 2012
Paul Chapman
Paul Chapman, Hinsdale Central class of 1966 graduate, is the executive director of Inverness Associates, an educational consulting firm that supports schools in sustainability, global education, strategic planning, and leadership development. He is especially interested in promoting "green" schools that embrace environmental sustainability in their facilities, operations and program. In the 2010-11 school year he was a visiting scholar at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and his book, Greening America's Schools, was published in 2012.

Previously he served as Head of School at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA, and before that as Assistant Head at San Francisco University High School and Associate Director of Admissions at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Raised near Chicago, he graduated from Hinsdale High School and received a B.A. in history from Yale and an M.A. in American history and a Ph.D. in the history of education from Stanford.

Currently he serves on the boards of San Francisco Friends School and School Year Abroad, and the advisory boards of the UC Berkeley Library, SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education) and the Go Green Foundation. Previously, he served on several boards including the National Association of Independent Schools, the Hamlin School, San Francisco Day School, Marin Country Day School, the Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, and the California Association of Independent Schools. He has spoken often at meetings of NAIS, CATS, and local boards on topics ranging from strategic planning and sustainability to crisis management and global education.

He and his wife Helen live in Berkeley and have three grown children, who work in marketing, international law and elementary education. He enjoys reading, fishing, traveling and hiking with his Golden Retriever.
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