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Mrs. Lynn Chafin


Job Title
Reconstructive Language and Executive Functions Instructor

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Executive Function, Faculty, Reconstructive Language

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Main 202

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Mrs. Lynn Chafin began working in The Gow School Summer Program in 2002, and started her teaching career at The Gow School in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from Edinboro University and a MS as a Literary Specialist from SUNY at Buffalo. Mrs. Chafin has served as Student Council Advisor, an Executive Functions Coach, and as an Advisor for the Green Team. In addition, she has been an instructor for Gow’s summer Teacher Training Institute in 2005, 2012, 2013 and 2017.

In 2010, she received The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council’s(IMSLEC) Innovator Award as Outstanding Teacher. Mrs. Chafin has given fluency presentations at The International Dyslexia Association’s annual conferences held in New York City and Orlando. She has an award named in her honor. The Lynn Ottaway Chafin Award, given each October during Parents Weekend, recognizes those who make a difference in the Gow community.

Outside of school, Mrs. Chafin enjoys garage sales, yoga, working out, reading, repurposing items, and bike riding. She and her husband, Dean of Students, Jon Chafin, live in on campus with their twin girls.