Joe Palmer – Elementary School Principal

I am beginning my first year at KCIA as the K-5 principal and I am excited about the opportunity to serve the children and staff. My recent administrative experience includes 4 years as Chief Education Officer at Gordon Parks Charter School, 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. I received my education specialist degree from Wichita State University, my Master of Science degree from Northeast Missouri State University, and my Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College.

I am married to my wife, Kris, and I have four children, and nine grandchildren. I am an avid reader of anything about John F. Kennedy and a huge Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan.

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