Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Carpenter

Hello!  I am Tamara Carpenter and I am the Art Teacher at SSE.  I came to South Smithfield Elementary back in 1998, to start the art program.  I am a graduate of North Georgia College, where I recieved my BS in Art Education (K-12).

I currently live in Smithfield.  I have three grown sons and a cat.  

I love art and I love children so I think teaching art is perfect!!


    8:25- 8:55          Cafe Lobby Duty

    8:55- 9:10          Prep/Set-up

    9:10- 10:00        5th grade & Class Support

    10:00- 10:55       Planning 

    10:55- 11:45       Kindergarten & Class Support

    11:50- 12:40       4th & EC

    12:40- 1:05         Lunch

    1:05- 1:55          2nd grade & Class Support

    2:00- 2:50          1st grade & Class Support

    2:55- 3:45          3rd grade 

    3:50-4:15           Car Rider

School Announcements

  • Red Ribbon Week - October 25-29, 2021

    Red Ribbon Week is coming up the week of October 25-29, 2021. Red Ribbon Week is a national observance of the campaign to "Say No to Drugs." In celebration of Red Ribbon Week, we will have spirit days - each with a theme related to drug abuse prevention. Students and staff are encouraged to dress according to the theme each day.

    Comments (-1)
  • Multicultural Spirit Week - October 11-14

    During the week of October 11 - 14, we will be celebrating our cultural diversity at South Smithfield Elementary with a Multicultural Spirit Week. Each day has a different spirit theme. We can't wait to see what our staff and students wear to celebrate our cultures!

    Comments (-1)
  • Violin Class Signups Going on Now!

    At South Smitfield Elementary, we are excited to once again offer Beginner Violin clases to any interestesd 3rd. 4th or 5th Grade student. These classes are taught by JCPS Teacher, Ann Tart. Classes are held during enhancement times and will begin sometime around mid- September.

    Comments (-1)
  • Do You Want to Learn More About the IB PYP Program at SSE?

    South Smithfield Elemementary is currently a candidate to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Program). Our IB Coordinator has put together a video that explains the program and how our students will benefit from this world renowned program....

    Comments (-1)
  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    Grade level school supply lists are here!

    Comments (-1)
  • Free Preschool for Four Year Olds Through the NC Pre_K

    Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

    Comments (-1)
  • Access SSE's Virtual Library

    Did you know that SSE has a Virtual Library? Click here to accces the "Dolphin Cove." an online resource with access to electronic books, read a louds, virtual field trips and more!

    Comments (-1)
  • School Menus - Breakfast and Lunch

    School menus will no longer be printed and sent home with students. Click here to see monthly menus.

    Comments (-1)

JCPS Announcements