Picture of my wife and I
  • Hello! My name is Hunter Carpenter and I will be teaching 5th-grade STaR (Science, Technology, and Research) this year. This will be my second year teaching and I am excited about making this the best year possible for my students!  I could not be more excited about returning to Petal Upper Elementary. My goal is to develop positive relationships with my students and to encourage a lifelong desire to learn.  

    I received my Associates degree from Jones County Jr. College in Electronics Technology in 2017. I worked at the Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg for 3 years as an electronics technician. I decided to change my career path and received my Bachelor's degree from William Carey in Social Science in 2021. I also went through the alternate route at William Carey and received my education license in 2021. 

    I have been married for 4 years to my wife, Haley. We have been together for 10 years and were on drumlines together throughout high school and college. We have recently adopted a puppy named Benny who has been a great addition to our family. In my free time, I enjoy reading, learning new things, listening to music, gardening, making things with my hands, and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great year!

    If you need to contact me, please email me at hunter.carpenter@petalschools.com