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Ms. Flora Palmer
Yo-Ho-Ho, Bryan Road Buccaneers!
I was born a Yankee but raised a Southerner. From the time I was in first grade, I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be a teacher. That could have something to do with the fact that I come from a line of educators. My grandmother taught for 40 years in the state of North Carolina, my mother taught for 30, my father was a professor for a time, and I am all grown up and loving teaching! In fact, I will be entering my 19th year of teaching this school year.
After receiving a North Carolina Teaching Fellow Scholarship, completing a nationally recognized program (The Model Clinical Program), and graduating from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Elementary Education (Go Pirates!), I returned to my former elementary school in Cumberland County to teach. I had the unique opportunity to teach alongside the teachers who had taught me at Baldwin Elementary so many years prior. The rest of my teaching experience has been in Wake County where I have taught various grades at the elementary and middle school level. During this time, I returned to the classroom as a student and completed my M.Ed. in Literacy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2011 (Go Heels!).
I am so grateful to have been invited aboard this amazing vessel-Bryan Road Elementary-to teach 4th grade this school year. If you can't locate me on deck you might find me residing in Fuquay-Varina with my husband and younger daughter (Caroline), visiting my older daughter (Allie) at Appalachian State University where she is carrying on the family tradition by studying to be a teacher, spending time with friends, relaxing at any beach, reading a good book, traveling the world, and/or sharpening my culinary skills.