Meet Your Instructional Facilitator, Technology
Mrs. Payne began her teaching career in 1998, after graduating from James Madison University with a B.S. in Psychology & Early Childhood Education. She moved to teach 2nd grade in Charlotte, N.C., for her first year. In 1999, Mrs. Payne moved back to Virginia and was hired as an inaugural staff member at Horizon Elementary; where she remained teaching 2nd grade until 2006.
Earning her Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis on Technology Integration, from George Mason University, Mrs. Payne took on the challenge of becoming a Technology Resource Teacher at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School. In 2010, Mrs. Payne achieved the accomplishment of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). In 2011, Mrs. Payne returned to Horizon to teach 3rd grade. Two years later the opportunity came to return to the IFT position at Horizon. This year Mrs. Payne is excited to bring her knowledge & experience to the team of BBES, as we embark on a new adventure this year.
Mrs. Payne lives in Ashburn, with her husband and three children: Ryan (14), Max (5), & Lydia (2).