Manage episode 239432144 series 29390
Donna Carpenter is committed to lifelong learning and student-centered teaching. She earned her Bachelors from Gettysburg College and her Masters from University of Pennsylvania. Following a successful career in publishing, Donna returned to the classroom at Kingsway High School in Southern New Jersey where she has taught ninth grade English, Film Studies and her greatest passion: AP English Literature and Composition. In 2010-2011, she was named Teacher of the Year in her district. While she is most at home in her classroom and interacting with students, she reaches beyond those four walls as English Department Chair, AP English Literature Table Leader, a member of the Pre-AP National Faculty, an AP Mentor, a fellow of the National Writing Project, Chair of her school’s AP Roundtable, and a Scoring Leader for the English PRAXIS. She spends her free time in conversations with other teachers discussing how to engage students and improve the craft of teaching. When she’s not reading student essays, she is out biking with her husband or reading, always anticipating the joy of opening the next book on her TBR stack.