About Mrs. Carpenter

    Dear Parents and Students,

    My name is Penelope Carpenter and I am very excited to be joining the CMS Sabercat team! I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Tempe, AZ. While attending Corona del Sol High School, I discovered my love for choral music. I went on to study choral music education with an emphasis in piano and a minor in Spanish at Arizona State University (Go Devils!). Music is second only to my family: I am very blessed to be married to a fellow music educator at the collegiate level. I'm also the proud Mom of Logan (4) and Piper (1). 
    This is my first year in the Kyrene school district. I student taught at Kyrene Middle School with Julie Hackmann in 2009.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of this excellent community of teachers, students, and families as CMS' chorus teacher.  I look forward to a wonderful year with your students full of music!


    Mrs. Carpenter



    BM Choral Music Education, Spanish Minor, ASU

    Summa Cum Laude 

    Prior Experience

    Music Teacher, Archway Classical Academy Chandler, 2010-2016

    Dean of Students, Archway Classical Academy Chandler, 2015-2016

    Music Teacher, Bright Beginnings Charter School, 2009-2010

    Childrens' Choir Dir., Dayspring United Methodist Church, 2008-2011

    Choral Asst. Teacher, Corona Del Sol High School, 2006-2007