Martin Chapman, Education
Chapman served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II and earned his bachelor of
science in education degree from The University of Akron in 1947. He attended Rutgers
University on a National Conference of Christians and Jews Scholarship and completed his
Masters Degree at the university in 1952.
Mr. Chapmans career in the Akron Public Schools began in 1947 as a teacher at the
elementary level. He was elevated to his first administrative assignment in 1969. He
worked as an assistant principal and later principal of Summer Secondary Schools, at
Crouse Elementary School, Margaret Park, Goodyear Junior High, and Garfield High School.
In 1968, Mr. Chapman was affiliated with the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company as
College Relations Manager. He also served as Director of Community Relations for Group One
Mr. Chapman won a Freedom Foundation Award in 1972 and was named an Honored Alumnus of
The University of Akron .