About Sid Chapman
Sidney “Sid” Chapman, Ed.D serves as President of Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), a state affiliate of the National Education Association. Before taking the helm as the leader of Georgia’s oldest statewide teaching organization, Dr. Chapman taught high school social studies as well as English for technical college and trade school. During the early years of his teaching career, Dr. Chapman received statewide recognition and honors for being a trailblazer among his peer educators in Georgia. His leadership as an educator in the classroom gave way to his drive for education advocacy.
He served the Clayton County Education Association in the early 90’s before his six consecutive terms (2002-2014) as its President. He would later go on to be elected and serve as the GAE Vice President from 2010-2014 and as the GAE President from 2015-2018. Dr. Chapman is vigilant in continuing to be a “face for public education.” His GAE campaign ran on a platform that encompassed membership growth, legislative action, the alleviation of toxic testing, fair compensation for educators, and ensuring the organization’s relevance in today’s educational landscape.
Dr. Chapman is a firm believer that education can change a person’s life and helps make dreams come true. Dr. Sid Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science from Emmanuel College, a Master of Education from Mercer University, and a Doctor of Education from Walden University. He is certified to teach all subject matters for secondary social studies and is a pastor in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Chapman loves history, world travel, spending quality time with friends and family, and working in ministry as a part-time pastor at Faith United Methodist Church in Riverdale, GA. He resides in Griffin, GA.