I Am Hamilton shirt presented to Dustin Carpenter, a teacher and coach at Signal Mountain Middle/High
Posted on 03/12/2019
Bumper Reese, assistant principal at Signal Mountain, and students from Dustin Carpenter’s class present him with the shirt.Dustin Carpenter, a teacher and cross country coach at Signal Mountain Middle/High, received an “I Am Hamilton” shirt for his work in the classroom and his selection as a 2018 Tennessee coach of the year for girls’ cross country. The district presents the special shirts to individuals for efforts that positively impact Hamilton County Schools and the children we serve.

The girls’ cross country coach of the year award was presented to Carpenter recently by the State High School Association. The Times Free Press also named Carpenter a Best of Preps coach of the year.

Carpenter coached the Lady Eagles cross country team to their second consecutive state championship this past season and the fifth in six years.

“I am Hamilton” spotlights the contributions of alumni, teachers, parents, students, support workers, and community members providing opportunities for children in the classrooms of Hamilton County Schools. Better opportunities for children today mean a brighter future filled with possibilities for our graduates, their families, and the community. James Howard will be the subject of an “I Am Hamilton” video feature next week.

To nominate someone for “I Am Hamilton,” send an email to communications@hcde.org with the name of the person you would like to nominate, the school the individual is connected to in Hamilton County Schools, the person’s title, and what makes the person special to Hamilton County Schools. You can nominate a graduate, teacher, parent, student, support worker, community member, or anyone playing a special role in a school in the district. Also, include your name, school or location, and title.


Photo: Bumper Reese, assistant principal at Signal Mountain, and students from Dustin Carpenter’s class present him with the shirt.