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Mary Janet Henderson Palmer, American university dean. Certified teacher, Florida. Inducted into Florida Music Educators Hall of Fame, 1995; Florida Department Education grantee, since 1989; Florida Department Education/National Endowment for Arts grantee, since 1990; Florida Department State grantee.


Palmer, Mary Janet Henderson was born on June 1, 1944 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Joseph J. and Florence A. (Johnson) Henderson.


Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, 1966; Master of Science, University of Illinois, 1969; Doctor of Education, University of Illinois, 1974.


Music teacher, Plymouth (Illinois) Schools, 1966-1967; music consultant, Keokuk (Iowa) Public Schools, 1967-1968; music teacher, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1968-1970; assistant chair, College Education, U. Control Florida, Orlando, 1987-1988; member of faculty, College Education, U. Control Florida, Orlando, 1970-1995; dean, College, Education, U. Control Florida, since 1992. Member Florida Education Standards Commission. Consultant arts education Florida Department Education.

Consultant music Tennessee Department Education. Member education committee Florida Symphony.


  • Certified teacher, Florida.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (textbook series) World of Music, 1985, 88, 91, Getting Started with Elementary Music Teaching, Promising Practices in High School General Music, Prekindergarten Music, 1993, The Music Connection, 1995.


Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Music Educators National Conference (president southern division 1992-1994), Organization of America Kodaly, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Society for General Music (executive council), Florida Music Educators Association (past president), Florida Alliance for Arts Education (past president).


Married Hugh M. Palmer, September 3, 1966. Children: Jennifer, Amy.

Joseph J. Henderson

Florence A. (Johnson) Henderson

Hugh M. Palmer

Amy Palmer

Jennifer Palmer