Doug Chapman, Fifth Grade Science Teacher, Wolford Elementary School, McKinney, Texas
Doug Chapman came to Wolford Elementary School in 2007, after teaching in Texas and California. He has established a reputation as a teacher of excellence with a strong commitment to environmental education. He founded an environmental club for students in grades 4 and 5, with the ultimate goal of helping Wolford Elementary become a PLT GreenSchool. With PTA support and a student-led Green Team, the effort has already resulted in measurable improvements in energy usage, waste reduction, and cost savings. Doug is involved in the Texas Conservation Institute and many other environmental programs in the McKinney community.
“Students have participated in various community service projects at school and in our community due to his efforts…He continually raises their awareness of environmental concerns.”
– Fern Gratt, Principal, Wolford Elementary School
Doug was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2012.