• Aaliyah Mottley

Teatime and Staff Development in iLEAD

On November 15th, women staff, faculty and administration gathered for staff development and community bonding at iLEAD’s Women’s Leadership Tea to discuss the success and challenges for women in academic careers. It is an intimate, focused gathering with a dozen attendees meant to shed light on women and to support women in situations where professional leadership is a large part of their careers. Scones, fresh fruit and a variety of teas are served.


Invited speakers Mallory Wishard, Director of Campus Recreation and Chelsea Langston Bombino, an attorney and current Tier I professor, have spoken in September and October, respectively.


This teatime’s speaker for November was Dr. Barbara Palmer, who began teaching at the Mount in 1985. She joined the Education Department as an assistant professor in 1993. She led in multiple positions, such as the chairperson of the education department, professional development school coordinator and associate dean of undergraduate studies. Last year, Palmer was named as the University’s Professor. She was also appointed by the governor to serve on the Maryland Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board. She is a scholar in the field of literacy, has been widely published and has presented her work at national and international conferences. Last summer, she completed a journey on the Camino in Spain.