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Principal: Mr. Jake Palmer


I am honored to serve as the principal of Fisher Grade School. 

This will be my eighth year in education, all of them taking place at Fisher Schools! I began my teaching career in third grade where I spent four wonderful years. The last three years, I have served as Dean of Students and High School Athletic Director. During my time at Fisher, I have coached both football and basketball. Go Bunnies! 🐰🥕

I grew up in Villa Grove, IL. While at VGHS, I participated in football, basketball, and track before making my way to Millikin University to study Elementary Education. Most recently, in 2018, I received my master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Illinois University. 

My wife, Rachel, and I live in Champaign. Aside from putting up with me, she works as an emergency room nurse at Carle. We have two cats, Hero & Mack, both of which like her better than me. 

In my free time, I serve as the Bunnies head football coach. This keeps me pretty busy during the fall. When I'm not coaching, I love to spend time with my family, travel, workout, play board games and watch sports. 

email - jake.palmer@fisherk12.org


Mr. Palmer & his wife Rachel


Mr. Palmer's cats Mack (left) & Hero (right)

Mr. Palmer & former FGS principal Mr. Moxley