Palmer has served on the FCSD 1 School Board for since 2006.

Palmer has served on the FCSD 1 School Board for since 2006.

Providing an excellent education for every child is the most important thing that we can do as a community. This is the promise of public education.

I am running for re-election to the Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees because I believe that every child deserves an excellent education. I have served the past eight years and am proud of the progress that has been made in the district. We have a good district and we are poised for greatness.

Over the years we have articulated the Fremont County School District 1’s values and mission, delivered a comprehensive strategic plan with measurable goals and adopted a resource allocation plan that helps FCSD 1 allocate our human and financial resources in a transparent and appropriate way. We have re-configured our elementary schools and built world-class educational facilities for our students. Much progress has been made, but there is still more work to be done. Our graduation rate is disappointing and too many of our graduates require remediation when they move on to post-secondary education.

I believe that a good school board member understands that the board’s role is to provide oversight. The board is responsible for policy, fiscal management and supervision of the superintendent. An equally important role is that board members understand the broader state and national educational conversation and how it impacts our students here in Lander.  A good board member must be an articulate spokesperson for public education in Lander, in the state of Wyoming and nationally. I have been pleased to serve you and ask for your vote again in November. Together we can assure an excellent education for every child!