el profesor de español
BY LYDIA GRIMES
Carpenter also serves as coach
Daniel Carpenter is another teacher who is new to the Brewton City School System. Not only does he teach Spanish, he also is an assistant football coach working on the defensive line and also an assistant track coach.
Carpenter, like several other new teachers at T.R. Miller High School, comes to Brewton from the Elmore County area.
He was born in Montgomery and raised in Eclectic.
“I always wanted to be a coach,” Carpenter said. “I played sports in high school and I was a 1991 graduate of Elmore County High School. Besides sports, I did pretty good in school. I graduated with an advanced diploma. I received my bachelor’s degree from Troy State University.”
Carpenter is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a period of two years on a Spanish-speaking mission before continuing his education at The University of Alabama. While there he also taught two semesters as a research assistant. He graduated in 2001 with his master’s degree. He was married right after graduation and he and his wife, Sharon now have six children.
“Easterling is on a mission trip for the church.” he said. “Ella is in college at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City; Ean is in the 11th grade at T.R. Miller High School; Ezra is in the 9th grade; Elijah is in the 6th grade and Eden is in the 4th grade.”
Carpenter’s list of awards is long. He is a competitive powerlifter and holds all four state records in his division and all 4 state records in a former division in the Southern Powerlifting Federation. He is a former world record holder in the Squat; former powerlifting coach at Elmore County High School; many state championships; 33 state records; 17 national records and 118 world records.
He has a short list of previous employment having taught Holtville High School from 2000 to 2004, Elmore County High School from 2004 to 2018 and now to T.R. Miller.
“I heard about Miller having an opening and I decided to check into it,” he said. “Everybody knows the reputation that the school system has in the state. I love it here and couldn’t ask for any better treatment than I have had from the people of Brewton.”
Carpenter has another claim to fame. His great-grandfather was the first Alabama state trooper and his number was 1.