Ms. Palermo Biography
I have a BA in English and Theatre from Bethany College in Bethany, WV, with minors in Music and Education.
I began working at RHS in 1993 as an English teacher. Prior to that I was the Dean/Instructor of four business schools. I started Kudos in 2000 with Mr. McNulty with one computer, one camera, and four students in a closet in the chorus room, just making homeroom announcements. Since that time, we have grown by leaps and bounds. We produce a daily broadcast which can be seen on YouTube. It includes important announcements as well as our original commercials, special features, and public service announcements.
Many of our Kudos graduates have gone on to careers in this field as producers, editors, anchors, and videographers. I am so proud that the first four RHS Rising Stars were all Kudos students. Josh Moorehead and Matt Milligan, specifically, were selected for their accomplishments in this program.
I am also a professional singer/songwriter/actress with recording, radio, television, movie and Off-Broadway credits. I was a finalist on WPLJ’s New York Idol contest. I have worked with Lou Caddy, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Annie Ross, and Pat Cooper, among others. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to share my expertise, experiences and talents with my students.