Phone: 215-809-6310


Degrees and Certifications:

Temple University - B.S. Health & Physical Education K-12 Gratz College - M. Ed. Cabrini College - K-12 Principal Certification

Mr. Donald Palmer

Dear Tawanka Elementary School Community,

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Principal of Tawanka Elementary School.  Opening the new Tawanka building in the fall of 2016 was an exciting opportunity for me both professionally and personally.   We continue to add technology and resources to provide a quality education for each child at Tawanka.   I love working with the families and staff of Tawanka to continue to provide our children with an engaging and supportive education.

I live in Langhorne with my wife and son.  I am a proud Neshaminy Alumni and graduate of Temple University.  My professional path has afforded me the opportunity to develop and grow with different experiences at the K-12 level.  Previously, I worked as a teacher at NHS, TLC @ Neshaminy and Poquessing.  I have also served as Summer School Principal and as the Assistant Principal at Poquessing for 3 years.

Our districts mission statement, The Neshaminy community builds futures by empowering each child to become a productive citizen and a lifelong learner, drives us in what we do here at Tawanka.  I believe strong communication between our school and families is vitally important to the success of each child.  Please do not hesitate to contact me on any issue.
Donald M. Palmer