Andre D. Carpenter

Career Portfolio

career summary and goals

Career and Technical Education Teacher

Professional Profile

  • Seven years experience as a certified teacher.  Taught at the high school and middle school level.  Also worked as a tutor and lunch room monitor at the elementary school level.
  • Great team player in the school building.  Uses technical experience in software applications to support other faculty with technology tools for their classroom
  • Brings industry background experience into classroom to help give real world application to learned concepts.

Technical Skills Set

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google tools: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Sites

Personal Skills Set

  • Very knowledgeable of content and transfers knowledge into creative/engaging activities for students
  • Detailed and structured in delivery of project based learning
  • Life-long learner; uses professional development as tool for personal development and growth as an educator


  • High school Career Development Coordinator (CDC)
  • Veterans Administration Career Workforce  Coordinator


Aug 2004 - Oct 2006

Masters of Arts in Education/ Secondary Teacher Education

University of Phoenix

The Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education is a graduate degree program intended for students with no prior teaching experience for initial teacher licensure. The program is designed for students who want to become secondary school teachers. Candidates for this program have already earned a bachelor’s degree. The program includes a clinical component requiring field experiences and student teaching above and beyond program coursework. As licensure requirements may vary by state, it is the student’s responsibility to ascertain and meet licensure requirements in any state in which the student desires to practice and to contact the applicable state educator licensure agency to verify current requirements to become a licensed teacher.

Sep 1988 - Jan 1996

Bachelor of Science in Business Management 

University of Maryland University College

In your business administration courses, you'll study accounting, business law, ethics and social responsibility, finance, human resource management, strategic management, organizational behavior, marketing and sales, and statistical analysis.

  • Plan and communicate a shared vision for the organization that will drive strategy, assist with decision making, and position the organization competitively
  • Design and create management and leadership plans
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data
  • Effectively communicate across all levels of an organization
  • Develop, communicate, and implement policies and procedures to reduce cost and organizational risk and promote ethical practices
  • Manage people, time, and resources by using effective employment practices, encouraging team building, and mentoring junior members of the staff
  • Design and execute personal and employee development systems to enhance job performance and leadership skills
Aug 2008 - Present

School Counseling

Liberty University

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:                                                                                                      - Advanced Educational Psychology                                                                                  - Understand Educational Research & Assessment                                                      - Foundations of Exceptionality                                                                                           - Foundations of Education                                                                                                    - Curriculum Development                                                                                                      - Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics                                                  - Counseling Techniques & Helping Relationships                                                        - Theories of Counseling & Psychology                                                                            - Group Process                                                                                                                          - Career Guidance & Counseling                                                                                          - Counseling the Adolescent                                                                                                  - Educational Assessment & Intervention                                                                        - Organization & Administration of Guidance Programs                                            - Consultation, Coordination, & Referral                    

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

CTE Business Teacher

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

CTE Business teacher 6-8 grade - Computer Skills 1 (grade 6) - Computer Skills 2 (grade 7) - Exploring Entrepreneurship (grade 8) - Exploring Career Decisions (grade 8)

May 2011 - Jun 2014

CTE Business Teacher

Union County Public Schools

CTE Business teacher 9-12 grade - Microsoft IT Academy: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher,  Principles of Business, Multimedia and web-Page Design

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Middle School Math Teacher

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Aug 2007 - Jun 2008

Air Force JROTC Instructor

Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe
Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

Military Contingency Training Instructor

United States Air Force

Trained military units in war-time readiness skills for deployment readiness. Command lead  liaison  for operational acceptance major Air Force Fueling systems contracts.


Work sample


Jun 2012 - Present

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Access 2010


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates mastery of Microsoft Office skills that are valuable demonstrating productivity in a wide range of jobs and other life pursuits. Earning MOS certification proves the ability to use Office applications for on the job needs and provides valuable distinction to help students enter higher education or the workforce. Earning an MTA certification is recommended but not required to pursue higher technology certifications.

Jun 2012 - Present

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint 2010

Jun 2012 - Present

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel 2010



Conference and workshops

  • {8/20/2015}: Career Technical Education August 2015 Professional Development
  • {7/27/2015 - 8/7/2015}: TEC STEMersion 2015
  • {7/7/2015 - 7/10/2015}: TEC Technology Leader Level 2
  • {6/15/2015}: TEC - Digital Learning Academy: Summer Splash
  • {8/7/2014}: 2014 Financial Literacy Summit
  • {7/14/2014 - 7/17/2014}: 2014 Career Technical Education Summer Conference
  • {7/23/2012 - 7/26/2012}: 2013 Career Technical Education Summer Conference

military record, awards, and badges

Nov 2003 - June 2004:  United States Air Force Active Duty Military Service:

DECORATIONS, MEDALS, BADGES, CITATIONS, AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS AWARDED:                      Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster                                                                                         Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters                                                                       - Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters                                                                               - Joint Meritorious Unit Award                                                                                                                                     - Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters                                                                       - Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters                                                                             - National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star                                                                                     - NCO professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters                             - Master Civil Engineer Badge                                                                    

skills, abilities, and marketable qualities

  • Global Educator: Work as educator in Europe for Department of Defense Dependent Schools.  My three years of experience serving military dependent students for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) along with teaching in a Title 1 school gives me a knowledge base to work your diverse school population.  I have completed 45 hrs. coursework requirements in school counseling.
  • As a High School Business teacher, I have taught MSITA, Principles of Business & Finance, and Multimedia & Webpage Design classes for the past three years.  I am skilled in MS Excel and Access (I have  a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in both courses).  My desire is to help every student prepare, explore career, transitional, business industry opportunities that will lead them to an successful career of their chosen.   
    • Facilitated Microsoft IT Academy curriculum where students earned 112 certification
  • Completed Career Development Facilitator Course in preparation for high school Career Development coordinator position.
  • As a teacher, one of my strengths is my ability to connect with students by showing care and concerns, and to form a sense of respect that creates trust.  I value helping students realize their potential to become the best students and future adults they can be.  I have volunteered with Communities In Schools at South Mecklenburg High School.