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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2007 10:00 pm

Jeff Palmquist is one of those men who's done with his work day by 3 p.m. He gets weeks off for vacation every couple of months. He has the time to lay on the floor with his children in the middle of the afternoon.

Palmquist is a Lodi High School English teacher. His lifestyle is the envy of countless men and women who wake up to a buzzing alarm clock, dress in suits, ties and pantyhose and head to an office until sundown. While they are in their 10 a.m. meeting, he might be out in the summer sun, reading for pleasure, taking trips or just getting out of bed.

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  • posted at 8:30 pm on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.


    Jeff, you're a great example for your students and your community. Thank you for all of the wonderful things you do. Christ's light truly shines through.

  • posted at 9:51 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.


    Mr.Palmquist is definitely someone that deserves the title "teacher"! There are some decent teachers and unfortunately some that should retire immediately. Mr.Palmquist stands out above the rest as someone that really cares about the kids and what he teaches them everyday, in his class and how he lives. Sure wish all teachers could raise the bar for themselves and be as good as Mr.Palmquist.

  • posted at 6:09 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.


    Mr.Palmquist was always an awesome teacher. I had him for three years of English in HS and know his family very well. He is a hard worker and does selfless acts. If anyone was a role model to me it was him. Thank you for being an awesome person in our community while staying true to your passions and God.

  • posted at 4:39 am on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.


    The Palmquist family represents what is right about living in America. Jeff and Leah are pouring themselves out to not only to those whom they love, but those who they teach, their community, their church and the world. The Lord has blessed this kind of service. If more people realized by living such unselfish acts, this is how one gets there own cup filled.

  • posted at 8:04 pm on Sun, Jul 22, 2007.


    Mr. Palmquist is a super teacher (AP English).

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