Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in English, University of Mary Washington Master of Liberal Arts, University of Mary Washington Master of Education, University of Mary Washington K- 12 Gifted Endorsement, University of Mary Washington National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS), 2002 and 2012
Welcome! I'm Kathy Carpenter, the Focus Teacher (Gifted Resource Teacher) at KWBES. The 2020-2021 school year is my 27th year in Stafford County Public Schools. I've taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades, as well as had the privelege to be an assistant principal for several years - ALL here in Stafford County Public Schools.
As a Focus teacher, I see my role as a blend of ALL of those jobs. I get to work with students, teachers and families to push their thinking, creativity and collaborative skills while we all "stretch our brains". I look forward to the NEW growth opportunities THIS special school year will bring.