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Ms. Tori Carpenter
I was born in Florence, SC, but we soon moved to Raleigh, NC. I lived there until I left for college, UNCW, go Seahawks! After college, I kept moving back and forth from the ocean life to the city life, but in the end my heart belongs to the sea! I have three wonderful dogs that make my life very interesting.
I am a proud graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington from the Watson College of Education. I graduated in 2000 with a bachelors in elementary education and a concentration in mathematics. Since then, I have taken classes at the College of Charleston in technology and worked with Meredith College Professors on increasing math education. I also earned my National Boards Certification in Middle Childhood Generalist.
I have spent the last 21 years teaching in grades 3rd through 5th. The last nine years, I have taught at Queens Creek Elementary with the last sixin 5th grade. I was QCE's 2015-2016 STEM Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017 School-Level Teacher of the Year, and 2017-2018 Tech Savvy Teacher of the Year. These past two years have brought about some challenges for our area, but I am looking forward to a great school year! Go Gators!