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    John Peterson, Principal

    Mr. Peterson is ready for year II at Carver!!!  Mr. Peterson’s educational philosophy includes equal portions of building relationships with students and parents, sound instructional technique, good management and hard work.  He believes that any student can learn, but you have to find out what makes that student “tick” in order to bring out success. Mr. Peterson began teaching in elementary 32 years ago.  He taught 2nd grade for five years and 1st grade for four years before completing his Masters in Elementary Education and Administrative sixth year to become an administrator.  Mr. Peterson then accepted a principal position in small town Minnesota.  In 2002 Mr. Peterson moved to Texas and worked in several administrator roles in Arlington ISD.  Peterson then accepted the principal of Bowie elementary and worked there for 8 years.  His current goals point to a successful second year for the staff and students at Carver Early Childhood Center... and making Carver the best that it can be!


    Mr. Peterson grew up, went to school and began his career in Minnesota, where he lived for 30 plus years.  He loves to be involved in anything outdoors and is especially fond of many kinds of hunting and fishing.  Mr. Peterson lives in Arlington, where he resides with his family.  Rachael, his wife of twenty-nine years, grew up in Arlington and currently teaches at Martin High School.  According to Peterson, she is the best teacher he has ever seen.  Mr. Peterson has two children.  Jarod received his degree in Outdoor Wildlife Management at Kansas State and currently guides professionally in several different remote locations.  Courtney graduated from the University of Miami where she received a degree in pre-med Psychology and has just accepted a job in Naples, Florida to work with Johnson and Johnson in surgical sales.  Both of his children love to fish and get outdoors.  Pride is an understatement when Mr. Peterson thinks of his family.