About Mrs. Payes
Hello! I am Melissa Payes and I am so excited to be a part of the Music Department here at
J. Michael Lunsford Middle School! This is my second year at JML, and we have a very exciting year ahead of us. I am a resident of Ashburn, Virginia, and have lived in Virginia my entire life. I graduated from George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County, and attended George Mason University where I graduated with a degree in Music Education. I have a wonderful husband and four children, spanning from Elementary to High School Aged. I also have two dogs that I love to cuddle and play with. This year, I will be co-teaching Choir with Mr. Jacobs, as well teaching Music Lab for 6th grade and helping to co-teach 8th grade strings.