Cory Chapman P’19 ’22

Mathematics Teacher

Annie McGarry poses for her headshot during the "Annual Head Tour Guide Photoshoot" outside the Chapel on Sep. 13, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)

How long have you worked at Concord Academy?

I’ve been teaching at CA since the fall of 2012 in the Mathematics Department.

What other areas of involvement at CA do you have?

I am a student advisor as well as a house affiliate with Bradford. This year I coach All-Gender Intramural Volleyball and winter and spring Hiking in Concord. In the past, I have been an assistant coach for Boys Varsity Lacrosse, an assistant coach for Skiing, and a coach for winter Community Service. I have been the organizer and builder of an ice rink in the winter from 2013-2023. I chaperoned the CA Service Trip to South Dakota in 2016, the Florida Keys in 2018, Washington D.C. in 2019, and Costa Rica in 2022.

What is the best part about working and teaching at CA?

The sense of community.

If you have taught at other schools, how is teaching at CA different?

There are so many differences between CA and the places I have worked before. I guess the biggest difference is that everyone wants to be here. That fundamentally changes the tone and atmosphere of a place.

What is your favorite CA tradition?

By far, it’s the senior chapels.

As a house faculty, what do you enjoy about being in a house with students?

It’s great to watch them grow and offer a parent’s perspective as they navigate life at CA.

How would you describe your students?

Amazing! They impress me daily with their talent, determination, and thoughtful engagement with the community and curriculum.

What is a fun fact about you?

I went to college to be a math teacher and that’s the only job I’ve ever done. My wife is also a math teacher and the name of our boat is the “AfterMath”.