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Welcome to The Whole Teacher Conference! Join us as we dedicate a full day to teacher self-care. 
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John Palmer

Dickerson Middle School
Band Director/T.R.A.G.I.C. Spokesperson
Marietta, GA
John Palmer has been the Director of Bands at Dickerson Middle School since 2000. He holds degrees from Furman University, Louisiana State University, and the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to Cobb County in 1999, he taught for three years at South Effingham Middle School in Guyton, Georgia.

In January of 2014 Mr. Palmer was one of the founding members of the grassroots group Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices. T.R.A.G.I.C. was formed to advocate for affordable insurance choices for the 650,000 teachers, state employees, and retirees who obtain their insurance through the State Health Benefit Plan. T.R.A.G.I.C has grown to over 17,500 members in less than 18 months, and has become a strong advocate for insurance and retirement benefits for Georgia’s teachers and state employees.