Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Catherine Chapman, LCSW-C, PPW

Master’s Degree in Social Work

LCSW-C, Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical

Administration and Supervision Certificate

Pupil Personnel Worker-Certified


Began career with the Howard County Public School System in 1997, as a Para educator.

PPW 2000-present.

Member of MAPP 2000-present.

MAPP Scholarship Chair -2010-present


I believe that I was born a social worker.  I have always had a passion to help others and to give back to my community.  As a PPW, I am able to live my passion, helping students, staff, families, and the community each day.  In the Howard County Public School System, I am the Co-Chair of the Child Abuse and Neglect Team, a member of the County Crisis Response Team, Howard County Mental Health Authority, and a member of the Central Education Placement Team.  In addition, I am assigned to four schools in Howard County.


As a member of MAPP, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with PPW’s from all over the State of Maryland.  This membership has afforded me the opportunity to advocate at the Maryland General Assembly, present at MAPP conferences, and conferences around the country.


In a word, I love my job!

Contact Us

Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel

PO Box 541

Arnold, MD 21012