First Day of School

Monday, August 17 is the first day of school for the 2020-21 term.  Students enrolled in the Traditional Learning Framework will begin the 1st 9 weeks in Remote Learning due to the current COVID-19 health situation.  For information about what that will look like this year, please click the more information button below to view the Reset Plan Information Hub.

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James I Dawson Elementary
(256) 428-7500   |   
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5308 Mastin Lake Road

Misti Palmer

A graduate of Athens State, Alabama A & M, and Middle Tennessee State University, I am a veteran educator. I taught 4th grade for 10 years at Ridgecrest Elementary, was Curriculum Specialist at Montview Elementary for 3 years, and I am currently a ESOL Teacher (TESOL) at Dawson, MLK, and Highlands Elementary Schools. I've been married to the love of my life, Rodney, for 7 years, and we have a 13- year-old daughter (that I fell in love with when I met Rodney) and a 2-year-old son (that I adore beyond words). I'm excited about working with my wonderful ESOL students, but more importantly, I am proud to be a part of the Dawson, MLK, and Highlands families!
BS in Elementary Ed
MS in Elementary Education
Ed.S. in Administration/Supervision
Class B: ALSDE Elementary Education
Class A: ALSDE English for Speakers of Other Languages
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