Phone: 203-594-4500


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D Teacher Leadership (candidate), Quinnipiac University M.A. Curriculum Development, The University of Michigan B.A. Sociology, The University of Michigan Connecticut Teaching Certification, 1-6 New York Teaching Certification, 1-6 Michigan Teaching Certification, K-8

Mrs. Tonya Carter

Dear fifth graders,

Welcome to an awesome new school year! I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you as learners.  This is my seventh year teaching at Saxe Middle School, but I have been teaching for 25 years! I taught elementary school (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade) in Ann Arbor, Michigan before moving to Connecticut.

I have an amazing son, Caleb.  He loves all things superheroes, space exploration, and dinosaurs!  I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I have one younger sister, who is also a teacher. I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Michigan. GO BLUE!

I enjoy painting, reading, and traveling. Some of my favorite authors are Avi, Sharon Creech, and Gary Paulsen. My favorite places that I’ve visited are Japan, Canada, and Venezuela.  My favorite subjects to teach are reading, math, and social studies. 

I look forward to seeing you all grow as mathematicians and historians. I have lots of fun and exciting things planned.  So, let’s get started!


Mrs. Carter