About Mr. Carpenter 🍎

Mr. Carpenter has been a teacher with Clintondale Community Schools since August, 2001. Currently in his twenty-second year, "Carp" teaches two sections of Civics, one section of Criminal and Civil Law, one section of World History & Geography, and a newly offered course at CHS, AP® U.S. Government and Politics. Previously, he has taught (Honors) Civics, (Honors) Economics, World History & Geography I/II, U.S. History & Geography I, Psychology, World Geography, Practical Law, Criminal and Civil Law, 8th Grade Social Studies, 6th Grade Social Studies, 8th Grade Newspaper, and AP® Computer Science.

During the previous twenty-one years with Clintondale, Mr. Carpenter has been honored to be named the 2009 CHS Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In April, 2003, he was recognized as a "Macomb Teacher of the Week" by the Detroit News, and a "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" in both 2004 and 2005. Additionally, he was selected as Grand Marshal by the CHS Student Congress for the 2004 and 2011 Homecoming parades.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Carpenter has taken roles in the extra-curriculuar atmosphere of the Clintondale community. From 2002 to 2005, he was an assistant coach with the Dragon football program, serving on the Freshman sidelines before moving to Varsity under the Friday night lights. He was co-sponsor of the Clintondale High School classes of 2006 and 2012. Mr. Carpenter is in his thirteenth year as Quiz Bowl advisor for Clintondale High School and eleventh year as CHS Social Studies Department Chair.

Mr. Carpenter graduated from DeWitt High School (DeWitt, Michigan) in 1995, before attending Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan). He earned his bachelor of arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science - Public Policy Studies (1999) and a master of arts degree in Curriculum and Teaching (2005) from MSU. He is a proud Spartan fan, regardless of the outcome of any one season or game, remaining acutely aware that even the worst losing season can be salvaged by beating the university of michigan.

When not in the classroom, Mr. Carpenter can be found spending time with his fiancée Anna, his fourteen-year old daughter Maryn, and their Beaglier dog Izzo. His hobbies include camping, golf, tennis, reading, watching television, trivia, and spending time with family and friends.