• Principal, Fay Jones

    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 rigorous, 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 550 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. 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:




    Year-round leaders

    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, we are carpenters that mold and shape leaders one chameleon at a time.

    As for your principal, I have been in education for twenty-six 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 University, my sister is an Art and PE Teacher, one niece is teacher at Wake Technical College, 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, playing tennis, 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. Together we can develop your child’s greatest leadership capacity.

    With Chameleon Pride and Spirit,

    Dr. Fay Jones