• Chappell Schools of Jacksonville, FL Announces New CEO, Melanie Williams, PhD

    The Board of Directors welcomes the organization's new leader 

    Jacksonville, FL / March 31, 2021 Chappell Schools' Board of Directors welcomes the company's new CEO, Dr. Melanie Williams effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Williams will lead the Company into its next phase of growth and success, with a continued focus on ensuring the highest standards of early learning. Dr. Melanie Williams brings a plethora of experience from the field of education spanning early learning, K-12, and university teaching. She holds the doctorate degree in the area of Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Tech and is adept at strategic planning, leadership, organizational growth, operations and financial oversight. 

    "I am honored to promote the Organization's mission established by Katheryne Chappell Drennon and her mother more than 50 years ago, and to lead Chappell in establishing a strong rapport with Chappell’s school children, parents, teachers, campus directors, support staff, and community partners who support the mission of the Organization. I am very excited to join the Chappell family, and look forward to meeting our parents and children in the very near future," said Melanie. 

    “On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Katheryne Chappell Drennon Trust and the family members, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Williams to lead Chappell Schools in providing educational excellence and professionalism across each Chappell campus” stated Gianni Arcaini, Chappell’s Chairman of the Board. “In doing so, Dr. Williams will expand Chappell's premium service in the development of the total child, ensuring wholesome environments that provide continuous learning opportunities for the Organization's multi-sensory developmental approach to early childhood. We anticipate significant organizational growth with Melanie's leadership and are pleased to take this next step forward," Arcaini stated. 

    About Chappell Schools
    Chappell Schools was founded more than one-half century ago and provides premier child development for the total child including cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and creative abilities. Chappell’s strong curriculum is supported by trained teachers who use Hatch Technology and the Sunform Alphabet System to prepare children and measure their progress individually. The schools use the FrogStreet® and ELLM Plus® curricula.

    Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, its Deerwood location was the first privately-owned, free-standing, and non-subsidized child development center opened in an office park in the United States. Also, Chappell is a strategic partner with numerous Jacksonville corporations and colleges. Chappell Schools is currently comprised of eight locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties.

    For more information on Chappell Schools of Jacksonville, please visit our web site https://chappellschools.com