Liberty Bell Principal Crosby Carpenter
Liberty Bell’s new principal, Crosby Carpenter, grew up in Snohomish, Washington. After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Natural Resource Management, he joined Teach for America where he taught physical and environmental science on the Navajo Nation.
Following his time spent teaching on the Navajo Nation, Crosby spent several years gaining valuable skills working in construction industry building houses in the Seattle area, eventually returning to pursue his passion – teaching.
Crosby obtained his Master in Teaching degree from Western Washington University and returned to the classroom, where he taught a variety of classes at Granite Falls High School and Chelan High School. Some of the coursework he taught included: entrepreneurship, economics, marketing, sustainable design, and architectural design & construction.
More recently, Crosby has served as the principal of Chelan School of Innovation, an alternative high school affiliated with Big Picture Learning and Associate Principal of Chelan High School.
Crosby, his wife Andria, and their dog Oskar have lived in the Methow for four years. His interests outside of education include mountain biking, skiing of any kind, traveling, drinking coffee, and cooking.
Liberty Bell is an award-winning junior high and high school that prides itself on high levels of student achievement and character development.
The school has won a host of awards, including being named a “school of distinction” by the state superintendent’s office six years in a row and the recipient of the Achievement Award for improvement in overall excellence and extended graduation rate for four years.
The school was also a silver medal winner in 2009 and a bronze medal winner in US News & World Report‘s Best Schools of 2010. US World and News Report also acknowledged Liberty Bell as the 10th best school in the state in 2014 and a silver medal winner in 2016.