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Welcome to Countryside!
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 28th year of teaching. I have taught students of all levels (primary, secondary, high school, and college). I have a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a PhD, abd, in Public Health from the University of New Mexico. I recently completed a Master’s in Administration and Leadership.
I have been married for twenty-five years to a great guy and my best friend, Eric! We have one daughter, Sophia, who is fifteen years old, and a crazy dog named Sadie.
During my spare time, I enjoy taking classes, reading childrens’ books (The Giving Tree is my favorite), and running.
I look forward to meeting you all and learning with your children.