Craig Carpenter – SPED

What is your favorite part of your job?

Working with students.

Why did you decide to work with students?

I think high school is such an important time for growth and moving towards independence, and it is exciting to be a part of that with students.

How would you summarize your teaching philosophy?

Relationship-based, student-centered.

Why did you become a teacher?

To help kids and do something fulfilling!

What has been your biggest surprise at CC?

How supportive the community is!

What is a piece of advice you have for students at CC?

Try your best, don’t sweat the small stuff!

What do you think is the greatest challenge facing students today?


What do you hope students master in your class?

Coping strategies, knowing they have supports and how to access them.