• Name: Laurel A Palmer

    Subjects / Classes Taught: Mathematics / Principles of Math Technology

    Degree(s): B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Teaching Certifications in Secondary (6-12) Mathematics, Physical Science and Cross-Categorical Special Education (K-12)

    Email:  lpalmer@phoenixunion.org

    Hello, my name is Laurel Palmer.  I have been teaching for 16 years.  I am delighted to teach at Central High School, and very excited about teaching your students Principles of Math Technology.  I moved to Phoenix from Winslow, Arizona, in 2015, where I lived and taught for eleven years.  Prior to that, I lived in Denver, Colorado.  I have also lived in New Jersey, Iowa, New Mexico and California.


    • Room # :  702
    • Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:30-8:00
    • Textbook(s) Name(s):  Financial Algebra
    • Plan for Success:  Utilize available interventions including standard recovery, Saturday School, and after school tutoring.
    • Teaching Philosophy:  I believe that every child has the ability to learn mathematics, and I am committed to find a way to reach each child I teach.
    • Expectations:  I expect each student to come on time, prepared for class each day and for them to show respect for others and themselves at all times
    • Classroom Policies/Rules:  In my classroom, we have Classroom Norms, which are addressed within my Expectations.
    • Syllabus:  The Principles of Math Technology Syllabus is contained in the Phoenix Union High School District website, as all of the district Principles 1, 2 teachers use the same curriculum, pacing, resources and assessments.
    • Assignments:  Assignments are posted within the StudentVue website, which is linked to Synergy, the District’s attendance and grading program.
    • Calendars:  Calendars are also available on the district’s website.
    • Useful links:  I often recommend Kahn Academy as a useful site for students and parents to view mini-algebra lessons if they have internet access.