John E. Chapman III began his educational career in Lubbock, Texas teaching and coaching at the junior high level. While in his early years of teaching, the current administration saw his potential and began utilizing his natural leadership abilities to facilitate campus discipline improvement. From there, he went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in mid-management at Wayland Baptist University obtaining his principal certification. Not long after, he attained an administrative position as an assistant principal role from Pre K-12. He quickly moved to a middle school and high school principal positions. After a period of years as secondary principal, he obtained his first superintendency in Chillicothe ISD. While there, he received the Citizen of the Year award primarily due to his vision of building strong community support within the school system.
His next superintendency took him to Comfort ISD, where he resided for the next seven years. During his tenure in Comfort, he received the Gifted and Talented Administrator of the Year award. Within that time, he obtained his Doctor of Education degree from Texas Tech University in Educational Leadership. The Comfort ISD School Board nominated him as Superintendent of the Year twice. In 2013, he was named Superintendent of the Year for Region 13 and went on to be named a top five Superintendent of the Year finalist.
In 2014, he began his superintendent duties in Ennis ISD. With a team effort, his vision of strong community involvement within the school district improved education for all students. While in Ennis, Dr. Chapman received the school board nomination and was presented with the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year award. He joins the ranks of only a few superintendents in the State of Texas that have been awarded the honor of Superintendent of the Year in two regions.
In 2018, his stewardship took him to Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD where he began his fourth superintendency. During his tenure in CFBISD, his vision led his team to develop programs to educate the whole child increasing CTE programs by implementing (4) P-Tech programs and (1) T-STEM program, increasing SEL programs to support the growing need of social-emotional support for students, providing state of the art technology for all students and classrooms and working to pass the 2018 Bond which allowed the district to enhance the classroom experience to the meet the needs of learners.
With a strong yearning to come back to his roots, he became Comal ISD’s new superintendent in October of 2022. Presently, Dr. Chapman owes any and all successes and honors to those outstanding educators who share his vision of student excellence not only in the classroom, but in every function of school district life. Dr. Chapman is proud to call Comal ISD his new home and continues to look forward to continuing excellence and promoting new vision. With strong community presence and the vision of excellence, his plan, along with his strong team of educators is to make Comal ISD a national standard.