Phone: @letticia_palmer

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Fayetteville State University- B.S. in Elementary Education K-6 and 9-12 History; Grand Canyon University- Master of Education in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and Special Education Certifications- Principal K-12; Elementary Education K-6; History 9-12; Reading K-12

Dr. Letticia Palmer

Second Grade Teacher

Dr. Palmer has been teaching over 25 years! She currently teaches first grade at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity. Dr. Palmer taught in Guilford, Cumberland, and Northampton County schools before coming to Wake County. She has taught Kindergarten through Fourth grades. Dr. Palmer believes it is necessary to build a solid foundation in the early elementary grades so students can be successful in upper elementary.

Dr. Palmer earned her Doctor of Education degree in Literacy and Reading at Capella University. In her spare time, she spends time with her daughter, who graduated from NC A&T State University. Her daughter is now pursuing another degree in Nursing. Dr. Palmer also loves to travel and spend quality time with her friends.

My Play-losophy:

There is power in play. Give students the chance to show you their ability to use the power of play to be successful students.

Phone: @MKPrestonPES02

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Meredith College - B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology East Carolina University - Elementary K-6 Licensure

Ms. Mary Katherine Preston

Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Preston is originally from Eastern NC and has lived in Raleigh since she graduated from college. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Mrs. Preston and her husband live in Raleigh with their two children. Her son is a 6th grader, and her daughter is a 5th grader here in Raleigh. She has been teaching for numerous years and has taught Pre-K through 3rd grade.

In her spare time, Mrs. Preston can be found chauffeuring her kids to their extracurricular activities with a coffee in hand. She enjoys the beach, travel, N.C. State football (GO PACK!!), volunteering, golf, tennis, reading, painting, music, and spending lots of time with her family and friends. 

My Play-losophy:

I encourage cooperative play in my classrooms so that my students can learn with and from one another. By playing together, young children develop important communication and group work skills. Furthermore, they can pick up new information and ways of playing from friends which can enhance their cognitive development.