• Ms. Palmer

    I started teaching 32 years ago, and have been  here at MacArthur since 1996.  I taught 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies for my first seven years here, then switched to 7th grade Language Arts in 2003.  In 2014 I moved to the History department so I could teach Social Studies.  In the 2020-2021 school year, I'm excited to teach Social Studies again and to learn the new online technologies.
    I grew up in Costa Mesa and graduated from Newport Harbor High School, then went on to  earn a Bachelor's degree in English from UC Irvine and a Master's in English from Cal State Fullerton.  I'm excited to teach Social Studies because I love history, and I think that learning about the past helps us understand the present.  It's part of what makes us well-rounded people.
    I come from a family of teachers: my parents, my maternal grandparents and aunt, and my step-mother's parents, sister and niece were all teachers.  Both my grandmother and my mother taught history, so I'm happy to be following in their footsteps!
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    When I'm not grading papers, I enjoy reading, knitting,traveling, and playing with my dog, Blue (he's a bit crazy, and very LOUD!!).  I also love spending time in Palm Springs and Scotland.
    chair This is Sassy, my first coonhound.  She was a very sweet girl!
    pool dog  This is Ella, who passed away in May. She was almost 13, and was a very sweet girl!