Meet Mrs. Carpenter
I was born in Washington, but have lived in Redmond most of my life.
I have taught at the high school and middle school for a total of eighteen years and I worked for RSD as an instructional coach for two years. I attended Oregon State University twice. The first time, I received a bachelor of arts degree with high honors in political science. The second time, I returned to obtain a teaching certificate and a degree in social science education. I am certified to teach both language arts and social studies.
I am married to a patient and hillarious man, Jim. Together, we have three beautiful children and four grandchildren, whom I adore. They are a bright and fascinating part of my life. I am also Auntie to eleven nieces and nephews. I am a Great-aunt to eleven little ones. The youngest amaze me with their ability to explore and analyze our world….
I love to read and because of my love of books, I have written a novel. It has taken me seven years to finish it and I will try my hand at publishing it soon.
You might be wondering about the picture on this page. Yes, I am with President and Mrs. George W. Bush in the Oval Office of the White House. I was Oregon Teacher of the Year in 2003….. It was a wonderful year!
I work hard at teaching and coaching other teachers, but primarily, I am still a learner. We learn, by trial and error. I try to remember that about my students.
The older I get, the more I appreciate Central Oregon. I never tire of looking at our mountains. We live in a wonderful place and I am lucky to work with dedicated people who want to be sure that students in Redmond receive the highest quality education possible.