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Profile of Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman has been Head of the Head-Royce School since 1984. Previously he worked at San Francisco University High School and Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Raised near Chicago, Paul attended Hinsdale High School and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in history with Exceptional Distinction from Yale, and an M.A. in American history and a Ph.D. in the history of education from Stanford.

In 1988, Paul published Schools as Sorters: Lewis M. Terman, Applied Psychology, and the Intelligence Testing Movement, 1890-1930 (NYU Press, 1988).

He is a member of the Headmasters Association and the Country Day School Headmasters Association, where he served as president in 2005-2006.

Paul has served on several boards, including The Hamlin School, The San Francisco Day School, and Marin Country Day School. Currently, he serves on the boards of The Bay Area Teacher Development Collaborative, School Year Abroad, and the National Association of Independent Schools.

He and his wife Helen have three children, and he enjoys reading, fishing, traveling, and learning about other cultures around the world