Degrees and Certifications:
An Introduction from our New Counselor, Ms. Palmeter
My top priority during these first few weeks is building relationships with students; getting to know them and letting them get to know me. One of my favorite ways to do this is by having "Lunch Bunches", when I invite 3-4 students to my office during their lunchtime. After they eat lunch, we read books and play games. This informal setting really helps students open up, and hopefully, develop trust and comfort with me. There are several amazing programs here, stuck as AVID and MindUP, that are new to me. I am looking forward to learning about them.
A little bit about me: My daughter and I recently relocated here from Virginia. This is my 16th year as an elementary school counselor, but I have been encouraging, educating, and supporting children for over 30 years through various roles. I earned by bachelor's degree from Salisbury State University and my master's degree from George Mason University. My daughter just started her first year of high school and we are both extremely happy to call ourselves North Carolinians now!