Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Kathy Palmer and I am very excited to be part of the Marshall team! I received my B. A. in Music Education from the College of St. Benedict in MN and a Master's Degree in Education from SMSU in Marshall. I have taught music at all levels in many different settings over the years including teaching classroom music, directing choirs and bands, and maintaining a private piano studio in my home.
One of the reasons I have had the opportunity to teach music at so many different levels and in many different settings is that I served as a military spouse for 20 years during my husband, Bill's, military career. Our family moved to Bill's hometown of Marshall after his military retirement. Both Bill and I are educators, dedicated to helping students learn the skills that will enable them to shape and find satisfaction in their lives. We are now empty-nesters with two grown daughters, Christine, and Katy. Our aptly named cat, Mischief, keeps us company.
I enjoy traveling, camping, reading, biking, volunteering with liturgical music at our church, along with many different crafts. I look forward to meeting the K students and making music together!