Michael Chapes

At Stoddard Elementary Since: 2013
In Education Since: 1994
Duties: Mr. Chapes ("Mr. C") is the principal and physical education teacher at Stoddard Elementary. His focus is on building relationships closing gaps, and establishing/sustaining best practices for teaching and learning through coaching, observation, and feedback to teachers and students.
Education: Mukwonago High School graduate (1985), Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Pre-K-12, Minor in coaching from UW Whitewater (1993), Masters of Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University (2007), Masters of Education Curriculum and Instruction from Cardinal Stritch University (2007),  Certified Master Athletic Administrator from National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Indianapolis, IN. (2012)
Awards/Honors:  Who's Who Among America's Teachers 9th Edition (2004-05), Sally Mae Award Finalist (New Teacher of The Year)(1996), Lumberjack Conference Coach of the Year in Track & Field (2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007), Life of an Athlete-Athletic Director of the Year (2012), WADA Athletic Director of the Year Nominee (2012), Inducted into Mukwonago High School Hall of Fame (2014), Ridge and Valley Conference Track & Field Coach of the Year (2016) & (2017) 
Professional Organizations: Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA), Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA), Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division1-State Track Meet clerk of course), Wisconsin Track Coaches Association (WISTCA) (Past President),(Technology Director), United States of America Track and Field (USATF), voting delegate for Wisconsin (1998)
Proud Stoddard Moments:  2016-17 - "5 Star School Rating" Significantly Exceed Expectations, 2017-18 - "5 Star School Rating" Significantly Exceed Expectations!
Personal Background:  I am married with four great children!  My hobbies include fishing, hunting, and any and all activities with my family. 
Phone: 608-457-2101 Ext. 601
Email: mchapes@desoto.k12.wi.us 

Administrative Assistant:  Mrs. Mary Radke ("Ms. Mary")
Email: mradke@desoto.k12.wi.us
Phone: 608-457-2101 Ext. 600

"Dedicated to Learning and Growth; Striving for Excellence."