Geoffrey Paul Carpenter
International Teacher and Author
to my website. GeoffreyCarpenter.com is a place for me to share my
creative writing, my academic publications, and my observations on the art of
teaching. While teaching composition, epistemology, and film to my students, I
have always practiced the craft of writing myself, publishing and sharing work
as a way to model a commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual
Pilgrim of the Sublime: Taylor Moreland, son of
a toughened and earth-bound farmer, longs to be a painter. In part to escape
his father's expectations, Taylor travels to the Equatorial Andes in search of
some of the vistas represented in the paintings of Frederic Church, one of
America's greatest landscape artists. Traveling up the Amazon River and its
tributaries, Moreland encounters bandits and hedonists, farmers and
philosophers. Interspersed with this adventure is the story of Moreland's love
affair with Quinn Yarbrough, a Harvard Divinity School student on her own
parallel quest for spiritual fulfillment. Ultimately, both set out to
re-confirm their faith in Beauty.
teaching experience: full time since 1997.
to best practices, including one-to-one IT integration, standards-based
assessment, and student-centered classroom instruction.
AP experience: IB Coordinator, multiple workshops in both IB and AP courses
A proponent of the Socratic method, I try to lead my students
to construct their own knowledge in an environment that encourages curiosity,
innovation, and trust.