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College of Education

Latasha Chappell

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Placement Coordinator

Office: 100 Gantt Circle
Phone: 864-656-5095
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Learning, Instruction, and Innovation
Walden University 2020

MAT Early Childhood Education
Converse College 2010

BS Interdisciplinary Studies - Gifted Education
The University of South Carolina at Upstate 2006


Latasha Chappell, Ph.D., is the Early Childhood and Elementary Placement Coordinator for the College of Education. Dr. Chappell oversees all aspects of candidates' field placements in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, including securing placements, data collection and management, liaising with faculty, school partners, and students. In this role, Dr. Chappell also serves as a University Supervisor for senior student teachers and teacher residency students. She has over 15 years of teaching experience in education and a passion for developing transformative future leaders in education. Before joining Clemson University, Dr. Chappell worked in public education as a classroom teacher, cooperating teacher for local universities, ADEPT mentor, reading interventionist, OnTrack facilitator, and literacy coach. Her doctoral research focused on beginning teachers, self-efficacy, technology integration, and the perceptions of beginning teachers’ experiences among struggling readers in Title I Schools. Dr. Chappell currently serves on the College of Education’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence Implementation Team at Clemson University. Dr. Chappell also serves as a faculty facilitator for Tiger TIME (Teachers Involved in Meaningful Engagement) where participants engage in topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in surrounding school communities.

Research Interests

Pre-service and beginning teachers in Title I Schools
Teacher self-efficacy in literacy
Innovative instructional practices in literacy
Virtual literacy instruction
Effective classroom communities
Mentorship and beginning teachers