Meet Our Faculty and Staff

James Carpenter


I teach multiple computer courses including the AP Java and AP Computer Science Principles.

I have 20+ years experience working as a software developer and engineer using various programming languages in both large and small companies. I lived overseas for 6.5 years working in multi-cultural settings.


20 years as software developer/engineer

Substitute teacher for both elementary and high school students in the Middle East

With NSA since 2015


B.S. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University

M.B.A. from Union University



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