NCSS Art Director, Rich Palmer rarely speaks about himself. He finds he cannot hear others so well when he’s talking.
Both his parents are retired teachers. His mother worked as a middle school teacher and transitioned into library/media science. She still works as a volunteer with the Washington County library system (Shhh!). His father earned his phd in Art Education and lectured at university for many years.
Rich often quotes the Dada artist R. Mutt, who once said: “Tools that are no good—require more skill.”
Rich designs and handles production for all NCSS periodicals and printed matter, including Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Middle Level Learning, and the annual meeting publications and flyers for the Preview and the Program. He updated the official NCSS logo in 2017 with a guide to keep the NCSS brand consistent. He creates art (web art) for the other NCSS departments including the annual conference logo. He has a BA in Commercial Arts from Shepherd University, WV and a certificate in Multi-Media from George Mason University, VA.