2019 Commitment to Excellence Award Recipient
Nita Carpenter has been a part of the Okemos Public School family for 29 years as a high school math teacher. Since 2011 she has been the Math department chair. She graduated from Spring Arbor College (now Spring Arbor University) with her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Nita then attended Michigan State University where she received her Masters in Curriculum and Teaching. In addition, she has taken many other courses relating to best classroom practices.
Nita enjoys spending free time with her family, husband, David, and their three sons, Joel, Kelden and Gabe. In addition to her family, she loves golf, walking the dog, playing recreational volleyball, playing word games and spending time with friends.
About Okemos, Nita says, “I have truly enjoyed teaching at Okemos High School for my entire teaching career thus far. As with any profession, there are always going to be highs and lows, good times and tough times. However, the overwhelming majority of my experience with students, parents, administrators and colleagues has been positive and supportive thus far and for that I am truly grateful.”
Thank you Nita for all you do and congratulations on your award!