Dr. Carpenter was named Lee’s Summit R-7 superintendent last winter and officially began working for the district on July 1. Since being named superintendent during January, he has been meeting with a variety of individuals and groups throughout the community. With the start of school in August, he is also visiting each R-7 school and department over the school year’s first months.
Dr. Carpenter spoke to the group of more than 60 retired educators about the district’s commitment to meeting the needs of all students, enrollment growth and facility improvements. He also praised the Lee’s Summit R-7 community for its support of its schools and students.