Sixth Grade English Teacher
Maria Palmer is the sixth grade English teacher and also teaches creative writing to the eighth grade. Ms. Palmer received both her B.A. in English literature and her kindergarten through eighth grade teaching credential, with a specialization in teaching English, from UC Berkeley. Ms. Palmer has also taken graduate courses in English literature at UCLA and completed the coursework for an M.A. in design at UC Berkeley. Ms. Palmer taught sixth grade at both Franklin School in Oakland and Altadena School in Altadena, California, and she worked at the Berkeley Art Museum before joining the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 1993. She is the mother of two grown children and enjoys painting, writing, and being outdoors.
Why I Work with Children
I love thinking, exploring, and learning with the children – they teach me so much!
A Favorite Book
Impossible to answer – but Watership Down and To Kill a Mockingbird are among my all-time favorites.