Courtney Carpenter is on a mission to boost her students' confidence in themselves and pride in their school. As the art teacher at the Tallahassee School of Math & Science, she is building the school’s first ever art program and creating innovative ways to beautify the campus.
She was brought on the faculty last year and since then, she’s been working to introduce the students to art both during school, though her classes, and after school, through the newly formed art club.
“Due to hybrid learning last year, our art program could only grow so much. This year, we are determined to see it blossom. Our students are excited for art and can't wait to share it all over our school,” said Carpenter.
Carpenter’s grand plan includes several murals which will be designed and painted by the students themselves. To realize this vision, Carpenter applied for and received an Art Education Grant offered by the Council on Culture & Arts, made possible this year through philanthropic support from the Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program.
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