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Message from Head of School

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 – 
Steve Palmer