About Rebecca Coplan...
Position: Dean of Students
Ever since I stepped into my Kindergarten classroom, I knew education was my calling. My favorite pastime was to “play school.” I am fortunate enough to have my childhood dream become my reality. After relocating to Arizona from San Diego, I have found my home with the Chandler Unified School District. The greatest lesson that the education profession has bestowed upon me is to never stop learning. I love new experiences; especially the ones I get to share with my husband and two daughters. I am looking forward to a year filled with collaboration, creativity, and growth that will inspire students to become life-long learners who never stop asking questions!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 2004. In 2010, I received my Master's degree from NAU in Elementary Education in conjunction with a Reading Specialist Endorsement. I earned my Gifted Endorsement as of 2015. In 2018, I fulfilled a lifelong goal by becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. Most recently, in 2022, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master's in Educational Leadership.
My Educational Philosophy
I strive to inspire students to become independent thinkers and doers; people who are unafraid to be themselves and follow their dreams, whatever they may be. I want students to delve into their interests and take that passion to inspire others or enact change. I hope the classroom and school culture inspires them to take risks, knowing their potential has no limits, and encourage their peers to take risks too. I hope to foster a sense of belonging to students so they know they are valued and celebrated members of our community.