West Muskingum High School
150 Kimes Road
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
(740) 452-6312 Ext. 1015
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to my class! I am very excited about working with each of you to have an amazing year. My name is Mrs. Palmer and I am a graduate of Ohio University and received my Masters in Education from Muskingum University.
I have traveled in Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic as well as studied in Toledo, Spain. I love the Spanish language and am thrilled at the prospect of sharing my knowledge with you. My goal is to not only share the language, but also increase awareness of the Spanish and Hispanic culture.
To give each student equal opportunity for success, I have some basic classroom expectations. The most important is the EXPECTATION OF RESPECT. I expect the students to respect themselves enough to put forth their best efforts and respect others enough to allow for a positive learning environment. We are all working towards the same goal. I learn so much from my students as I teach, and I enjoy fostering an environment that encourages learning from one another.
I also have an EXPECTATION OF HONESTY. This has dual meaning. The first implication is that we do not learn by allowing others to do our work for us, nor do we allow others the opportunity to learn if we do their work. I want to be able to fairly assess based upon what is truly known, so cheating is not permitted. The second implication is that if you, as the student, do not understand what is being taught, please be honest with me. Tell me when you are confused. I will work with you to find a way to understand the material.
I am available before class and by appointment. The success of our students is my top priority, so please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.
Parents/Guardians, I have a Google Classroom set up for each class. If you would like to be part of that classroom and receive notifications; when signing the bottom of this form, simply add your email information, and I will include you in the notifications.
Thank you and I look forward to a great year!