Nevertheless, the impact of individualized instruction is reflected by the substantial increase in our 2014-2015 MAP test results. We were excited to report that 50% of our 3rd grade students score proficient/advanced in both English/Language Arts and Math. We are working with great determination to make sure our students continually achieve, and we know that many will be watching our outcomes.
Joe Palmer is the Chief Education Officer at Gordon Parks Elementary School. Mr. Palmer is excited about the opportunity to continue to serve children and help them become productive members of society. His recent administrative experience includes 4 years as a principal at Leawood Elementary in Blue Valley, 5 years as a principal in Liberty, and 12 years as a principal in Shawnee Mission. Mr. Palmer received his education specialist degree from Wichita State University, his Master of Science degree from Northeast Missouri State University, and his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College.
Providing a positive and safe school environment as well as challenging students academically are his first priorities at GPES. In speaking about his role with GPES, he says, “I have worked in some wonderful schools and school districts during my career. I look forward to working with the teachers and school community to make a positive impact on the lives of our students.”
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