“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
Serving as St. Paul’s pastor since November 2004, Rev. Palmer moved to Bogalusa from New Orleans, where he had been pastor of historic St. Peter AME Church, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In addition to his full-time responsibilities as a pastor, Rev. Palmer also chairs the board of Northshore Charter School.
“I have been very interested in the education of our youth. When I was asked to support this charter school, I saw the opportunity to truly make a difference and give parents and children choice,” says Rev. Palmer.
As Board President, his responsibilities include presiding over meetings and providing oversight of the charter school’s operations. Prior to being Board President, he was Treasurer.
“Rev. Palmer has provided valuable leadership to a board of community volunteers dedicated to student achievement. His focus on student success and community development is commended." - William S. Wainwright, Ph.D., Chancellor, Northshore Technical Community College
About Northshore Charter School
Located in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Northshore Charter School serves 170 students in grades K-5 and 9-10. This project-based school serves an ethnically diverse population representative of the Bogalusa community with 95% of students receiving free and reduced lunch.
Northshore Charter School is committed to providing students with exemplary instruction designed to educate the whole child so that he/she may become a productive member of the community. The school nurtures intellectual curiosity, collaborative and critical thinking, and effective communication. Students are guided in the exploration of their intellectual, artistic, technological, physical, social, leadership, and character development. The rigorous, standards-based instructional program is geared toward enabling all students to meet the challenges of the future with confidence and compassion.
The Top Shelf
The success of a charter school hinges largely on the decisions of its governing board. The Top Shelf enhances the capacity of charter school boards through professional development, board recruitment and community engagement.