Mrs. Annie Carpenter
In 1998, I graduated high school in Omaha, Nebraska. I then chose to return Tucson (the city I was born in) to attend the University of Arizona. In May 2002, I graduated summa cum laude and with honors from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Systems Reliability Engineering.
During the summer of 2001, I accepted an internship with the Department of Energy's Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowship (ERULF) program at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
The summer before, I interned as a Database Management Specialist at TriHydro Corporation, an engineering firm in Laramie, Wyoming.
I also served as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Differential Equations (fourth semester calculus) at the University of Arizona,
In the Spring of 2006, I became certified as Microsoft Master Instructor (Office 2003) in order to bring the Microsoft IT Academy program to SACA. Since then, I became a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Instructor (Office 2007), and I will be obtaining the Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2010 certifications as they become available.
In my free time, my husband and I like to watch movies, play around with electronics, and play video games. We own all three of the current generation gaming systems: XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, and Sony PlayStation 3. Lately, I have been obsessed with Doctor Mario and as always, any Paper Mario game!
Even though I am allergic to most plants, I enjoy gardening.
I have two adopted children:
Penny (left) and Nickel (right).
I have been teaching mathematics and technology at Southern Arizona Community Academy since October 2002. I love teaching technology and helping students acquire the technological skills required to be competitive and successful in the workplace. I am, perhaps, the person most excited every time a student becomes certified through Microsoft. I also love the opportunity to help students see that math is not as hard as it seems to be -- it's just different and requires practice.