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Steven Palmer
English Language Arts Teacher
BA Political Science w/ English Minor

Career Accomplishments

Steven Palmer is a recent alumnus from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Upon graduation, he was selected to work with Teach for America. As a member of the Appalachian Corps, Steven teaches sixth grade English Language Arts, eighth grade Speech, high school Advanced Reading, and high school Drama in Harlan, KY. He hopes to inspire his students to think differently, recognize their potential, and pursue their dreams.

Steven's Thoughts on the UTC English Department

I am able to enhance the rigor of my classroom by utilizing high level texts and contexts gained from my English classes. I am also able to pursue a more interdisciplinary approach to English thanks to my social science background. 

Dr. Stuart, Dr. O'Dea, Dr. Prevost, and Dr. Shaheen are incredible. 

Steven speaks at TEDxChattanooga

Steven's topic is Learning Appalachia: My Time Teaching in Coal Country

Steven's TEDxChattanooga talk