Picture of my wife and I
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 first year to teach so I will be learning along with my students. I could not be more excited to spend my first year at 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 electronic 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 3 years to my wife Haley. We have been together for 10 years and were on drumlines together throughout high school and college. In my free time, I enjoy reading, learning new things, listening to music, running, 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