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In December of 2003, I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. My concentration was in athletic training. Then, in May of 2004, I began a journey in education. I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in May of 2006 with my Masters of Education in Instruction and Curriculum (K-8). With these two degrees, I hold teaching licensure in K-8 general education with an additional Highly Qualified status in 7th & 8th ELA (reading/language), and licensure in K-12 physical education. 

In 2018, I hope to pursue work on an Educational Specialist degree with Arkansas State University in Educational Leadership. 



Experience

2006-2009: Whiteville Elementary, Hardeman County Schools

2009-2010: Longview Elementary, Williamson County Schools

2010-2012: H.W. Byers Elementary, Marshall County Schools, Mississippi

2013-2014: East Elementary, Jackson-Madison County Schools

2014-2015: Jackson Careers & Technology School, Jackson-Madison County Schools

2015-2016: Jackson Christian School

2016-2017: Chester County Junior High, Chester County Schools



Bio

Welcome to my webpage! This webpage will be a very valuable resource to you and your child as we all navigate a new school year in 7th grade ELA. 

Let me tell you a little about myself. Besides being your child's teacher, I am also a Christian, wife, and mom. I'm married to the great outdoorsman, Clay, and we have 3 stooges, I mean boys: Sawyer, Asher, and Jace. Sawyer and Asher are 5 year old twins, while Jace is our little 4 year old surprise that came only 11 months after the twins. To say life is busy is an understatement. People always say, "You've got your hands full," to which I reply, "yes, but so is my heart."

I tell you that because I think of them everyday as I look at and teach your babies. Each day, I pray that I treat and talk to your kids as I want a teacher to treat and speak to my kids. Your kids are my kids in my mind's eye. Relationship building is a key component to success in my classroom, as well as in life. When students can successfully maneuver the complexities of dealing with people different than themselves, there is nothing they cannot do! 

This year at the Junior High, we have 3 focus words-- GRIT, GROWTH, GRATITUDE. Your students will repeatedly hear these words throughout the year. Grit is needed to persevere through any struggle to grow in mindset so that we are thankful for our journey. 

I am positive that we will have an AWESOME school year! Always feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns. Email is generally the BEST way to reach me. 

 

Other Fun Facts about Mrs. Carpenter: 

Hobbies: reading, "junking" (combing antique and thrift stores for treasures), watching my boys play

Favorite Sports Team: RRRRROOOOOLLLLL TIDE ROLL! 

Favorite treats: Water with lemons and strawberries from Sonic, sweet tea, York peppermint patties, chocolate

Favorite classroom treats: Sharpies, flair pens, cardstock, etc. 

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