• I am very glad to be a teacher here at Western Guilford! The thing that I appreciate about Western is that we have such a diverse student body. We learn from each other, and share so many rich experiences and stories with one another.

    I am a two-time graduate of UNC-Greensboro. My first degree is a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. After receiving my degree, I taught high school and middle school Entrepreneurship, Keyboarding, and Technology classes. Eastern Guilford High School and Northwest Guilford Middle School were my "school homes" for a total of 6 years.

    Later, I took a break from teaching, and returned to school to study Interior Architecture. I received my second Bachelor of Science degree, and went to work as an interior designer, graphic designer, and community relations manager for several years. During that time I also earned my certification as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional), and also was certified through the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). Both certifications are earned through rigorous study and testing, and I was very proud to have worked toward and achieved the goals of certification for both. 

    Through all of the changes, though, I realized that what I was missing in my working life was the daily contact with my students. I returned to teaching at Western Guilford High School in 2015. I enjoy getting to know my students, and I love the subjects that I teach! 

    What I want to teach students is a set of skills that they can not only use in Drafting classes, but that will be useful to them for many years to come. I want my students to leave my classes knowing that they matter, and that their future is dictated only by the limits they put on themselves.


    “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” Tony Robbins

Darice Carpenter, Drafting, Architecture, and Engineering