Degrees and Certifications:
Candace began her association with Open High School as a History teacher. She became principal of our school in the 2008-2009 school year. With the exception of three years at Thomas Jefferson High School, she has spent her entire leadership career at Open High School. Candace earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and History from Mary Baldwin College and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married to Christopher Chaplin and has two children, Jacob and Sheridan. Candace is committed to the mission and vision of Open High School and is proud to lead a team of committed professionals striving to ensure a world class education of the "whole child" for the young people we serve.