Phone: (828)754-6941


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education (K-6) from Appalachian State University (1988)

Mrs. Carmen Saunders

This is my first year at Davenport A+ and I love being here! I thoroughly enjoy spending each day with our students and watching them learn and grow. The love and hugs they give are an added bonus!! I was raised in Lenoir, but moved away when I was 23 years old. I attended East Harper Elementary, Davenport Elementary, William Lenoir MS and Hibriten HS. I lived in Houston, TX for 11 years and Charlottesville, VA 19 years. I worked for a company that specialized in student travel for 30 years. I began working at Davenport in 2021 and have enjoyed it very much! My husband, Vern, and I have been married for 7 years and have an 8-month old mini Aussie Labradoodle puppy named Tommie. She is quite a handful, but we love her! I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, UNC basketball, shopping, and working puzzles. I love to travel and Holden Beach is a favorite destination.