North Bay Haven teacher instructs student from driveway


PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — In Panama City, one mom said her son’s teacher has gone above and beyond with helping her son during distance-learning.

Otavia Palmore, a Parker resident who works as a certified nursing assistant at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, said it’s been a difficult time trying to help her son with distance learning.

Palmore works 12 hour shifts at the hospital caring for patients before returning home to her son, Taevon Lee, who is in 2nd grade at North Bay Haven Elementary.

She said his teacher, Mrs. Kelly Allen, noticed the difficulty and stepped in to help, working with Taevon in the driveway using social-distancing.

“This teacher, she’s just amazing,” said Palmore. “She didn’t have to do that and when I get off of work at night, I get home around 7:30 or 8 o’clock. I can call her and say, ‘hey I’m having trouble, I really don’t understand,’ she coaches me through it. She goes above and beyond. She is just so awesome.”

Palmore said Allen has helped Taevon progress to read two grade levels above where he was at the beginning of the school year.

Report a coronavirus-related news tip

We’re working to cover how COVID-19 is affecting Floridians like you, beyond what official information is being released.

Have you or someone close to you been monitored, quarantined or tested — and can you share about the process? Are you a medical professional dealing with this who wants to share your experience and needs at this time? Are you a student or worker affected by closures? Are there questions you have about the coronavirus and COVID-19 response that haven’t been answered? We want to hear about your experience.

We cannot provide medical advice. Please speak to your doctor about any symptoms you’re experiencing

We understand this is a sensitive and private issue and we are willing to protect your identity if you request it. Please include a valid email and/or phone number so we can follow up.

Please fill out the form below or email

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News Video

BDS considers reopening Oscar Patterson Elementary

Mrs. Weilenga's Second Grade Class

Kaleidoscope Theatre performing "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

Judge: Charges still stand against pastor Tony Spell for violating COVID-19 crowd limits

Seniors in South Walton are surviving the Pandemic with the help of each other

Biden delivers remarks on manufacturing

More Local News

Don't Miss

Big Game Bound
February 07 2021 05:30 pm