David Chapman (Left) with his father, Douglas, in Clearwater, FL "Dad is one of my best friends. I love spending time with him. He is a bit of a history nerd too!"
Who Am I
I am a teacher at Bentonville High School in Northwest Arkansas. I started my career at Troy High School in Fullerton, California where I also earned my degree in history along with my teaching credential. After three years at THS, our family moved to Bentonville where we have lived since 2001. My career at BHS has been wonderful. I currently teach International Baccalaureate History and Advanced Placement United States History. Bentonville High School is ranked as the top public school in the state of Arkansas.
Husband of a very patient wife and father of two lovely daughters, my faith in Christ and love of family are most important to me. My passion in this world is travel to areas of historical significance. I lead student tours overseas. I have led groups to England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. Our 2016 trip went to Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.
Military history is the subject that I find most interesting. Escorting students on tours of Normandy, France ranks among my favorite events in my career. I also serve as the sponsor of the Military History Club at BHS.
I had the honor to host First Lady Laura Bush as a guest in my classroom in 2004. In that same year, I was chosen as the BHS Teacher of the Year. Working with terrific colleagues and fabulous students makes my job a true joy.