Teacher Information

About Mrs. Palmer

Mrs. Palmer (formerly Ms. Cassel) has been teaching at Orchard Hills School since August of 2016. She also taught at Joseph A. Foran High School since 2014 and Harborside Middle School since 1997. She graduated from Southern CT State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. She earned a Master's of Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. In 2002 she earned National Board Certification. Although she likes to do anything involving art, drawing, painting and printmaking are the art forms she enjoys the most. She has travelled to many places including England, Ireland, Spain, China, Italy and France. While she was in Italy (Mrs. Schwarz went too!) she took a painting class and it was one of the happiest weeks of her life. During the summer of 2008, she went to France for two weeks and saw many amazing things such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame (the gargoyles are AMAZING up close!!!!), the Normandy Beaches, and Chateau Country. Someday she would like to visit Japan, Greece, Australia and drive across the United States in an RV.

CONTACT INFO: (203)783-3502 E-MAIL: mpalmer@milforded.org

Mission For The Class

Picasso said, "Every child is an artist, he just forgets that when he grows 
up".  We all have some kind artistic potential in us. Some of us are 
painters, some are sculptors or potters. Art is all about 
finding the artist you have inside you. Art is about taking risks, making 
choices, creating good and bad art while learning about yourself 
and the world around you through these artistic experiences.  Some of the 
reasons that people create art are to express their thoughts, feelings and 
ideas, to decorate the world around them, to tell a story, record what is in 
the world around us and to make money.  Sometimes, though, we make art simply 
because it makes our lives more meaningful. The mission for this class is to 
help each student discover and cultivate his/her artistic potential.
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