Ms. Palmer's Classroom

Phone: 626-396-5890


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in Political Science & History from UC Santa Barbara Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State University Single Subject Credential in History, Government, Geography Masters of Education from Point Loma University (classmates with Sirvard Ogtanyan :))

Ms. Palmer

My name is Laura Palmer.  I am a 4th Grade ELA & Social Studies Teacher.  I began teaching in 2005 and joined the faculty at SME in 2009.

Hobbies: sailing, traveling, reading, trivia

  • traveled to 34 states
  • traveled to 24 different countries
  • traveled to 5 continents
  • volunteered in Kenya doing marine research for a summer
  • I love eating Ms. Ogtanyan’s delicious, homemade food


  • Teacher rep on Pasadena’s Young Reader League (with Vroman’s & Pasadena Library)
  • 2016 Rotary Teacher of Excellence
  • 2016 PUSD Teacher of the Year
  • 2016 LA County Teacher of the Year

My favorite part about teaching at SME?   THE STUDENTS and their families!  I love that SME is a community and it is fun also living in the town with my students and their families.  I love team teaching, especially with Ms. Ogtanyan, and the great collaboration at SME.

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