My name is Steve Palmer, and I’m extremely honored to join the team of The Cottage School as the new Head of School. I’m very passionate about education, and I look forward to partnering with you to provide your students with a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality middle and high school experience. As the parent of a son and daughter, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.
Before joining TCS, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 20 years. Some of the roles I have held include classroom teacher, coach, Principal, Director, Founder and Superintendent of a number of schools. My academic background includes a Doctoral candidate in Education, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science in Counseling, a Bachelor of Science in Education and minor in Business, and a Certificate from three states in Special Education and Educational Leadership and Administration.
The philosophy I live by is that all children are a gift and we as educators need to teach to their strengths and cultivate their weaknesses. I also believe in helping children experience a positive and realistic perception of themselves, and a strong commitment to community. I think “abilities not disabilities.” Education is all about children.
Finally, I want to congratulate Dr. Jacque Digieso for her 30 years of exemplary leadership of The Cottage School. I am excited she will remain with the school as a board member. I look forward to working with Dr. Digieso, as we continue to Honor the Past…Celebrate the Present…Embrace the Future!
In Education –