Dr. Chadwell was born in Fort Worth and attended the Fort Worth and Birdville schools, graduating from Richland High School. He attended Texas Christian University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master’s in School Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is married to Julie, who is a clinical social worker. They have two children, Graeson and Emerson.
He joined Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD as Superintendent in December of 2010. He was a teacher, coach, high school principal, and executive director for elementary and secondary instruction in Northwest ISD. He taught advanced placement psychology, sociology, and German. His teaching experiences also include an internship in Hamburg, Germany, and Fulbright Scholarship in Altötting, Germany. He served as Deputy Superintendent for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD prior to coming to EMS ISD.
Dr. Chadwell’s honors include being selected as High School Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Saginaw Citizen of the Year, Texas Educational Theatre Association Administrator of the Year, and Career and Technology Association of Texas – Area 2 Administrator of the Year.
He is the secretary of the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Education Foundation, membership chair for the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Rotary Club, board member of Blue Ribbon Schools, Inc., board member for Junior Achievement, advisory board member for Community Link Mission, advisory board member for the Fast Growth Schools Coalition, and serves on the Board of Visitors of the School of Education at Texas Christian University. In addition, he has a Lifetime membership in the Texas PTA and is an honorary member of the EMS Retired School Employee Association.