Welcome aboard, Chapin!

Chapin72Say hello to Kappa Delta Pi’s new Northeast Regional Chapter Coordinator, Chapin Schnick!

Before coming to Kappa Delta Pi in June, I spent seven years teaching visual art to Kindergarten through 12th grade students. While I loved my time as an educator, I sought out an opportunity to revisit my Kappa Delta Pi roots (I was involved with the Eta (Purdue) chapter as President & Membership Chair from 2005-2007) and assist in the development of future educators and of our chapters through the RCC role.

My passion for education, and belief that learning truly is a life-long endeavor, led me to Bachelors degrees in Art Education & Fine Arts (Ceramics) along with an Art History minor, as well as a Masters in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. On a more personal note, I am an avid runner and powerlifter, self-proclaimed cupcake and pink-obsessee, a diehard Boilermaker and UK Wildcat (I’m from central Kentucky,) and I’m happily married to a local police officer.

In addition to my role as Northeast RCC, I will be adopting the KDP Signature Service Initiative, Literacy Alive!. After spending time reviewing all of the 2014-2015 award-winning chapter submissions recently announced here, I am wildly impressed with the creativity expressed for strengthening student and community literacy, and I am excited to coordinate this program.

I am eager to get to know the members and chapter leaders of the northeast region, and beyond, and I encourage you to reach out to me via e-mail at chapin@kdp.org.

  • Do you share one of my interests, or a piece of my history? Let me know!
  • My friends and family describe me as vivacious, quirky, personable, passionate, creative, supportive, organized, & relentless; let’s see if you agree!
  • Please say “howdy” to me at Convo in Orlando in October! (Warning: I’m a hugger!)

Chapin Shearer Schnick is the Northeast Regional Chapter Coordinator at Kappa Delta Pi Headquarters. She is a past president and membership chair for Eta/Purdue, and a former art teacher of seven years. Check out her first KDP blog post about “Getting in Touch with Your Inner Artist.”

7.16 New Hire Post ImageA selection of images of Chapin, from L to R: wearing her circa 2005 KDP sweatshirt; a pink version of the northeast regional map she serves as RCC; deadlifting at a recent competition; and with her husband, Cory, after their June 2014 beach wedding ceremony.

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