Liberty Bell’s 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 in the Navajo Nation.
Following his time in the Navajo Nation, Crosby spent several years gaining valuable skills building houses in the Seattle area before opening his own building company, which he eventually sold to his business partner to return to his passion – teaching.
Crosby obtained his Master’s Degree 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 earned his Principal Certification from Gonzaga University and served as the principal of Chelan School of Innovation, a choice high school affiliated with Big Picture Learning, and Associate Principal of Chelan High School.
Crosby, his wife Andria, and their charismatic pug-shih tzu-poodle Oskar have lived in the Methow Valley for over four years. His interests outside of education include mountain biking, skiing of any kind, traveling, drinking coffee, and cooking.