Phone: 910.326.5146


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist

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 ocean life to 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 bachelor's in elementary education and a concentration in mathematics. I also earned my National Boards Certification for Middle Childhood Generalist in 2006 and renewed it in 2016. 

I have spent the last 23 years teaching in grades 3rd through 5th. The last eleven years, I have taught in Onslow County and was recognized as the school level 2015-2016 STEM Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017 School-Level Teacher of the Year, and 2017-2018 Tech Savvy Teacher of the Year. In 2022, I was accepted into the UNCW Master Teacher Program. To read a little more about this and for a fuller bio: UNCW Master Teachers 2022-2025.

This year, I begin my second year at Silverdale, teaching 4th grade math and science. I enjoy teaching at Silverdale. The students and staff are family! This is a fantastic school and I'm excited about the 2023-2024 school year!