Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jill Payne
I am excited about my fifth year here at Trailside Middle School as one of the 8th grade Physical Science Teachers! My family and I are somewhat new to Loudoun county and have enjoyed getting to know the area over the past five years. I have a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and hold a lifetime teaching certificate from the state of Texas and a professional teaching license for the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have previously taught 7th & 8th-grade science.
We came to Ashburn from Whidbey Island, Washington, by way of the Navy. I have been a proud military spouse for 24.5 years and counting! My husband and I are the proud parents of two beautiful children, a daughter who is a sophomore at Baylor University and a son who is a senior at Stone Bridge.
In my free time, I still love getting to know the area with my family and snuggling with our three Siamese kitties. I also love to shop, cook, craft, and entertain. I look forward to getting to know many of the students here at Trailside this school year!