Christina D. Palmer

Director of Student Well-Being
Christina Palmer


M.A. Southern Connecticut State College

Ed.D. Boston College

B.S. Springfield College


Christina Palmer is Exeter’s first director of student well-being, a position that focuses on best practices in student care and on the prevention of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence through enhanced training and education. A graduate of Springfield College, Ms. Palmer holds a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and completed her Ed.D. at Boston College.

Prior to Exeter, Ms. Palmer was director of guidance and clinical services for the Brookline, Massachusetts, public school system, a district encompassing nine schools and serving 7,700 students. A steadfast student advocate, Palmer brings to the Academy expertise in the key areas of social and emotional learning, restorative justice, cultural competency, gender identity, mental health, civil rights compliance and risk management. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist.