Author: Paul Chapman

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Paul Chapman

Paul Chapman is the Executive Director of Inverness Associates, an educational consulting group that supports schools in sustainability, global education, strategic planning, and leadership development. He is especially interested in promoting green schools that embrace environmental sustainability in their facilities, operations and programs. Since 2010 he has served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. He has also published two books, Greening America’s Schools and Greening America’s Schools 2.0 (NAIS 2012, 2013), which tell the stories of over 100 public and private model green schools across the country. He is the author of Environmental Education and Sustainability in American Independent Schools and Growing Connections: California Private Schools and Informal Environmental Education (2013). Previously, Paul served as Head of School at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, CA, and before that as Assistant Head at San Francisco University High School. Currently he serves on a number of boards including Chabot Space and Science Center and the Prospect Sierra School. Furthermore, he heads the California private school selection process for the Green Ribbon Schools Program. He lives in Berkeley and enjoys reading, fishing, traveling and hiking with his Golden Retriever.

Paul Chapman

Since the Green Schools National Network was launched in 2010, I have attended each of the five national conferences, and this year’s gathering in Virginia Beach, Virginia demonstrated that the national movement for healthy, environmentally sustainable schools is making significant progress.     Led by executive director Jenny Seydel, the mission of the GSNN is […]

Paul Chapman

Benchmarking Our Green Schools

Posted by Paul Chapman on August 19, 2014

In 2010 when I stepped down from my long-term position as principal of the K-12 Head-Royce in Oakland, I set out on a journey to help grow greener, more sustainable schools. Aware of all that I needed to learn, I visited well over 125 public and private schools serving K-12 students, a number of colleges […]