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Palmer Hired as Instructor

Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 11:00 am

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The Marshall County School System is pleased to announce the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Construction program of study will now be offered at Forrest High School beginning next school year.  Wade Palmer, an experienced teacher, coach, and construction company owner has been hired as the instructor. “I am very excited that the CTE department will be offering the Construction pathway for our students,” stated CTE Director Frank Musgrave. “This is a one of the largest industries and the trade is very much in demand and can provide numerous career opportunities.”

In addition to his instructor duties, Palmer will serve as an assistant football coach alongside his son Justin, the head football coach. “I was his boss for many years and now he’s my boss,” stated Palmer. Palmer, who has a Master’s Degree in PE and History from the University of North Alabama, taught for 11 years in Alabama, four years at Shelbyville Central High School, and most recently at Obion Central High School as a Wellness and PE teacher.

Following the end of the Forrest wrestling schedule, Palmer will spend time establishing the construction program from the ground up, purchasing tools, and becoming familiar with the curriculum. The construction program of study prepares students for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. “I am looking forward to starting from scratch and creating a high quality, hands-on learning space for students,” stated Palmer. The district offers 11 other programs of study including Agriculture, Automotive, Business Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Education and Training, Electromechanical, Engineering, Health Science, Machining and Welding.

“We are fortunate to have an instructor who has so much experience and knowledge of the construction trade,” added Director Musgrave. A native of Alabama, Coach Palmer is married to wife Nancy and they have three children and eight grandchildren.