Dr. Jim Chapple is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Inclusive Education and Exceptional Learners at Ashland University. He has been a boater in Vermilion since 1954 when his parents started cruising on Lake Erie. As a Vermilion resident he is a member of the Vermilion Planning Commission and Vermilion Rotary. In his professional life he also works as an education consultant for Squire Patton Boggs law firm assisting with cases involving special education issues. He has been in the education field for 45 years as a teacher, elementary principal, Director of Special Education, an educational consultant as well as a professor. He has presented in numerous countries around the world at special education conferences and involved in the field of special education internationally. Jim has one son, Joshua, who lives in Denver. Having been a member of VBC since the late 1970’s, Jim feels “at home” with his VBC family!