Melissa Overhiser Carpenter has been teaching for Ann Arbor Public Schools since 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Concordia University. Mrs Carpenter specializes in elementary and middle school band pedagogy. She is currently a clarinetist with the Dexter Community Band and the Ann Arbor Concert Band. She loves rabbits and supports many rabbit rescues. She is married, has two college-age stepsons and a cat named Fuzzy. She splits her time between Ann Arbor, her home in Ohio and her camper in Indiana.