Principal, Fay Jones
Welcome to Carpenter Elementary. Our school is a diverse, community oriented school that opened in 2006. We are one school family, with four different calendar options, that operates within a year-round schedule. Our mission is to deliver the rigorous Common Core curriculum with the four Cs. Carpenter’s four Cs encompass teaching in a creative, collaborative environment while maximizing communication and critical thinking. We have 850 student leaders that are adaptable, flexible, problem solvers that know how to respond to any given situation. This is indicative of our school’s mascot which is a chameleon. Chameleons change their colors to respond to their circumstances. Just like chameleons, our students know how to adapt to the ever changing environment in which they live. Green and yellow are our school colors which represent hope, life and happiness. We proudly wear our school colors on Fridays.
In 2015, our students named our chameleon mascot CARY. Our staff collaborated to develop a motto and created an acronym that encompasses our core belief statements. We believe all our students should Be Like CARY which stands for being:
We were very intentional about each attribute. Learners observe our world but leaders change the world in which they live. We expect all our students to be leaders and not followers. At Carpenter Elementary, the staff believes that we are carpenters that mold and shape leaders one chameleon at a time.
As for your principal, I have been in education for twenty-three years and have served in the capacity of a Third Grade Teacher, Academically Gifted Teacher, Technology Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. My family has deep roots in education as my father is a retired Plant Pathologist from NC State, my sister is an Art and PE Teacher, one niece is an Social Studies teacher, and another niece is studying to become an Art Teacher. When I am not at Carpenter Elementary or spending time with family, I enjoy reading and spending time at the coast.
Thank you for trusting us with your very HEART, your precious children!! It is our honor to walk hand in hand with you during your children’s most impressionable years. "Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much." Together we can develop your child’s greatest leadership capacity.
With Chameleon Pride and Spirit,