• Jesse Hutchinson

     Jesse Hutchinson, Principal






    I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve as Principal at Chapin Elementary School. Prior to my time at Chapin Elementary, I served as Principal at CrossRoads Intermediate School for 10 years and as Assistant Principal for Instruction for 8 years. My teaching experience includes 5 years at Busbee Middle School and 2 years at Newberry Middle School. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education - Social Sciences from Clemson University and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. I truly love working in a school setting every day and am inspired by the hard work of our teachers, staff, and students. It is an honor to work in the Chapin community and serve the amazing people at Chapin Elementary School!   




  • Mrs. LaForce

     Margaret LaForce, Assistant Principal






    Mrs. La Force has been an administrator and teacher in District 5 for almost  twenty years. She taught first grade and was a lead reading teacher in District 5.  Prior to that, she taught grades k - 3 in North Carolina and Tennessee. Mrs. La  Force joined the Chapin Elementary administrative team in 2014. She joined  Chapin Elementary after serving at Lake Murray Elementary as Administrative  Assistant Principal. Mrs. La Force earned her MEd. from Milligan College in  Tennessee, and her MEd. in administration from the University of South Carolina. She attended Clemson University for specialized training in reading instruction. She is currently working toward an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction at Liberty  University. Mrs. La Force enjoys visiting her five grown children and ten grandchildren in various cities in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.   





    Morgan Johnson Morgan Johnson, Admin Assistant Principal



      Although the 18-19 school year will be my first year as a part of the administrative team at Chapin Elementary,   it will not be my first as a part of the Chapin family.  I am a graduate of Chapin High School and have been special education teacher at CES for the past 4 years.  I graduated Summa Cum Laude from ClemsonUniversity  with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and will complete my Master's Degree in Administration and  Supervision from Liberty University in August 2018.  In my time at CES, I have had the opportunity to teach   students at all grade levels, kindergarten through fifth grade.  I was also privileged to work with several groups  of students including our Friendly Helpers, Eaglet Ambassadors, and Run Hard Club.  I greatly enjoyed getting to know and work with all of these students and their families and I look forward to the same with each of you.    This school and community are such a big part of my heart and I am so excited for all of the great things to come this school year!