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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are pleased to congratulate Dr. Alan Chapman on
4 his retirement as McLean County Unit District 5 Superintendent;
5 and
6     WHEREAS, Dr. Alan Chapman attended Oakdale Elementary,
7 Central School, and Chiddix Junior High School; he graduated
8 from Normal Community High School in 1965; he attended the
9 University of Illinois, graduating with a B.A. in the Teaching
10 of Social Studies in 1969; he began his professional career in
11 Unit 5 at Chiddix Junior High School, teaching 7th and 8th
12 grade social studies and sponsoring the Social Studies Club and
13 Student Council; after that school year, he was inducted into
14 the U.S. Army and served two years; and
15     WHEREAS, He returned in 1972 and was assigned to teach U.S.
16 and World History and coach Varsity Tennis at Normal Community
17 High School; in 1975 he earned his Master of Science degree in
18 Education from Illinois State University; he was appointed Dean
19 of Students at NCHS in 1973; he moved back to Chiddix as
20 Assistant Principal in 1982 and then to Parkside Junior High
21 School as Principal in 1988; he earned his Doctor of Education
22 degree from ISU in 1984; he returned to NCHS as Principal in
23 1990, where he remained until his retirement in 2002; and



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1     WHEREAS, After 18 months of retirement, during which he did
2 some part-time supervision of graduate students at ISU, Dr.
3 Alan Chapman was appointed Interim Superintendent of Unit 5
4 effective January 5, 2004; on August 10, 2004, he was named
5 Superintendent through June 30, 2007; and
6     WHEREAS, Dr. Alan Chapman is a member of the Illinois State
7 Deans Association, the Illinois Principals Association, the
8 National Association of Secondary School Principals, the
9 Illinois Association of School Administrators, and the
10 American Association of School Administrators; he served as
11 Corn Belt Region Director for the Illinois Principals
12 Association, represented Division 5 on the Board of Directors
13 of the Illinois High School Association, and is a past
14 president of the Illinois State Deans Association; and
15     WHEREAS, Dr. Alan Chapman is a member of the Normal Rotary
16 Club; he serves on the United Way of McLean County Campaign
17 Cabinet, the Easter Seals Steering Cabinet, and the Economic
18 Development Council of McLean County; and
19     WHEREAS, Dr. Alan Chapman is married to Kathie, who retired
20 in 2005 after teaching 3rd grade at Colene Hoose Elementary
21 School in Normal for 17 years; therefore, be it



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3 congratulate Dr. Alan Chapman on his retirement and wish him
4 continued success and happiness in the future; and be it
5 further
6     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
7 presented to Dr. Alan Chapman as a symbol of our esteem and
8 respect.