Carpenter retires as CCA headmaster

Published 5:17 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015



Angela Arnett Carpenter recently retired from Crenshaw Christian Academy after 30 successful years in education and educational leadership.

Since 2004, Carpenter served as headmaster and academic head at Crenshaw Christian Academy after 16 years of teaching and serving as lower school director at CCA.

Prior to moving to Crenshaw County, Carpenter taught math at Seminole County Middle School in Donalsonville, Ga., and Sixth Grade Science/ Social Studies at Smiths Station Elementary School in Smith, Ala.

Email newsletter signup

While at CCA, Mrs. Carpenter also served as an educational consulting specialist for IBM, training elementary instructors in the innovating programs “Writing to Read” and “Writing to Write” from 1992 to 1994 and coordinator for Crenshaw County students in the 1996 Olympic Torch Ceremony.

Some of Carpenter’s honors include 1999 Alabama Independent School Association’s Elementary Teacher of the Year; Feature Teacher of 2000 for WTVY; Kappa Delta Pi; Delta Kappa Gamma, First Vice-President; SGA sponsor at CCA, winning the Best SGA and Best Scrapbook for six consecutive years.

Also, under her leadership, CCA has continued its tradition of academic excellence in achieving the status of an AISA Blue Ribbon School each year and achieving accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), in addition to holding accreditation from the AISA.

This May, Carpenter was selected into the Alabama Independent School Association’s Hall of Fame. The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be in held in October.

Carpenter is married to Alan Foster Carpenter who is the owner of Foster Drug Company, Inc. of Luverne. The Carpenter family has been associated with Crenshaw Christian Academy since the school’s inception. Clemont Carpenter, her father-in-law, was instrumental in the foundation of the school and served as a board member. Jean Carpenter, mother-in-law of Carpenter, taught at CCA while her children Monty (Class of 1973), John (Class of 1975), Alan (Class of 1976), Angela (Class of 1978) and James (Class of 1979) attended the school. Angela Carpenter’s own children, Jessica Carpenter Miller (Class of 2003) and Foster Carpenter (Class of 2005) are graduates of the academy.

Carpenter is a member of South Luverne Baptist Church. She also serves as the vice president of the Crenshaw County Alumni Association for Troy University where she and both of her children graduated.

Mrs. Carpenter explained her years of service to CCA with a quotation from a 2003 Beth Moore Bible study of Esther (4:14): “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Congratulations to Mrs. Angela Carpenter on her recent retirement and her 26 years of service to Crenshaw Christian Academy.