Degrees and Certifications:
BA, MEd- University of Houston
Mr. Thomas Carpenter
Advanced Mythology, Newspaper, Greek and World Mythology
Hi, my name is Tom Carpenter and it's my great pleasure to teach mythology and sponsor the student newspaper, The Ball Street Journal, at Ball High School. I began working at Ball High in 2006 and volunteered for the RIF after Hurricane Ike when the district lost hundreds of students. When the student body swelled back to the pre-Ike level in 2012, I returned to Ball High to continue my teaching career. I spent four years in the Marines, 23 years as a union Ironworker, seven years as a newspaper reporter and eight years (and counting) as a teacher at Ball High. My personal philosophy harmonizes with my classes: read, read, read! Read everything.