Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers, school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as kindergarten, the types of careers possible for them. Career Connections are designed to support the whole child through intentional career advising practices. During this one-day event, presentations on career advising in middle school, leveraging business advisory councils, building financial literacy and entrepreneurial mindset, and the development of high quality work-based learning in your school will be provided. You will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year!
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Janel Chapman

Fairbanks High School
Milford Center, OH

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Janel Chapman is the principal of Fairbanks High School in Union County, Ohio. Formerly, she served as the principal of North Union High School. Over the past 10 years, she has focused on increasing academic performance, creating career pathways and internships, and providing collaborative professional development for staff. Prior to North Union, Janel served as a school counselor for Marysville High School and Marysville STEM Early College High School. She had the unique experience of being a part of the team that created the STEM/early college high school model based upon STEM pedagogy, career technical education pathways, and early college course offerings. Janel began her career as a middle-high school music teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Miami University, a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Dayton, and a master’s degree in educational administration from The Ohio State University. Janel completed a superintendent’s licensure program through the University of Dayton.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, July 27

12:45pm EDT