Mrs. Chaffin is Past-President of the Southern Division of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and is the Co-Chair of the 2018 OAKE National Conference. Active in arts advocacy, Chaffin has served on the Henry Arts Alliance, the Spivey Education Committee for Children, and the Mt. Carmel School Council. She is also a member of the National Association for Music Educators and Choristers Guild.
Chaffin has been a presenter at Georgia Music Educators Association, has taught in the Georgia State University Kodály Summer Course, has mentored music education students from Clayton State University, and has presented workshops for music students and teachers at both Clayton State University and University of Georgia. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2003 and received the 11-Alive Class Act Award in 2007.
She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis in vocal music from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and her Kodály Certification from the Kodály Institute at McNeese State University. In demand as a clinician and adjudicator, most recently she was the guest conductor with the Escambia Elementary All-County Honor Chorus in Pensacola, Florida.
An avid performer with the Henry Players, she has played the parts of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, The Witch in Into the Woods, and Lady Beaconsfield in Jekyl and Hyde. Married to Randy Chaffin for almost forty years, they have two children and five grandchildren