• Welcome to Forest Grove Elementary School!


    My name is Mrs. Payne.  I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher and be a part of their very important first year of school. I want your child to have a fun, exciting, and successful year.


    This will be my 27th year of teaching. I have taught students in all levels (primary, secondary, high school, and college). I have three Master’s Degrees, the first in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, I recently completed a Master's degree in Administration and Leadership from Shenandoah University, and my other degree is in Public Health from the University of New Mexico. 


    I have been married for over twenty years to a great guy and my best friend, Eric! We have one daughter, Sophia, who is in 9th grade, and a crazy dog named Sadie-Sue.


    During my spare time, I enjoy taking classes, reading children’s books (The Giving Tree is my favorite), and running.


    I look forward to meeting you all and learning with your children.