Carmen Carpenter - Principal

Principal CarpenterCarmen Carpenter

Secondary Principal

I am truly honored in “coming home” to lead, partner, and support our school community as your high school principal. Many years ago, I graduated from East Central Schools, from which I have countless fond memories. I graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a BA in Languages and Literature and spent the summer of 1992 in Petrozavodsk, Russia for their Study Abroad program. In addition, I earned my Master of Science in Education Administration from St. Cloud State. My last twenty-two years I worked for Braham Area Schools. Prior to that, I also worked in Pine City, St. Paul, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

I have three amazing daughters. My youngest daughter, Ava, is starting her sophomore year; she is active in cross country, track and field, band, Knowledge Bowl, and theater. She is the only one left in the nest; her older sisters, Lauren, and Courtney, are married and live in St. Paul and Fargo. I have a loving and supportive husband whose name is Ty, and collectively we have five grandchildren!

I believe education is paramount. I encourage all students to be active in school-related activities as it creates successful students. I will lead with patience and grace and request the same in return as I learn my new role. On any given day there are an array of demands on educators and students, especially lingering academic, social, and emotional stress from the Pandemic. Through partnering with, supporting, and coaching our learning community, I plan to see us soar like the Eagles we are, with class, grace, and style.

Please stop in to meet me. My door is always open. I look forward to a successful and rewarding year.

Go Eagles!!

email: [email protected]
phone: 320.245.6015

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