Hi! I'm Sam Carpenter and I am your child's 2nd grade teacher.
This is my 12th year teaching and my 12th year at Coonley. I student taught back in 2005 under Ms. Fleming and was hired the following school year. I have my BFA in graphic design from Grand Valley State University and my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from National-Louis University. In 2016 I earned my endorsement in English as a Second Language (ESL) through Olivet Nazarene University.
I have been married for 15 years to my wife Melanie, who is an exceptional Math teacher and tutor. I love to spend my free time with my four children and enjoy music, twitter, quiet time (a rarity), creativity and helping others.