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Mary Carpenter


Mrs. Carpenter earned her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Wichita State University in 1995, Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Wichita State University in 2001 and Master’s in Educational Leadership from Wichita State University in 2009.  She has worked in education since 2002 and in a school leadership position since 2014.  She joined Valley Center School District in 2017.  Her professional license endorsements include Elementary K-9, ESOL and Building Leadership PreK-12.

Letter From The Principal:

I want to welcome everyone to the school year!  At Abilene Elementary we strive to provide an enthusiastic, nurturing, and safe  environment for all students that is rich in parent involvement. Our school's PTO is extremely involved in planning many of the events in our school and we are always looking to extend our list of parent and grandparent volunteers.  We invite you to call the school office if you have questions regarding areas in which you feel you would like to help out at school. Many of the children's successes are directly related to the extra efforts of our volunteers and the extracurricular school programs they provide for our students. We look forward to partnering with you!  Here's to a great year ahead of us!