The Hickman Mills C-1 School District is honoring its outgoing Superintendent Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter. A farewell reception will be held on Thursday, May 25 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Concord Cultural Center, 11050 W Longview Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64134.
Dr. Carpenter will now serve as the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s 2017-18 superintendent
Dr. Carpenter has served as superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District since 2013 and previously served as deputy superintendent of operations and the associate superintendent for human resources for Newton County Schools in Covington, Ga. An award-winning district, Newton County Schools includes approximately 20,000 students in a growing community southeast of Atlanta. In addition, he has worked as an assistant superintendent for support services in Baxley, Ga.; and as an elementary school principal and middle school assistant principal, both in Georgia school districts. He has nearly 21 years of experience in public education.
Under Dr. Carpenter’s leadership, Hickman Mills School District has made significant improvements in areas such as student attendance, graduation rates and ACT composite average scores. The district’s annual performance report increased by 18.9 percent in 2014, the largest increase of any K-12 urban or suburban school district in Missouri during that year.