Mr. Payne is a product of the Houston County school system working his way through Parkwood Elementary, Northside Junior High, and Northside High School. He is entering his 16thyear as an educator and is happy to be working in the best school system in the state of Georgia. He graduated in 1999 from Mercer University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Mercer University in 2007, and is currently working on his PhD in Educational Leadership from Mercer University. When he is not working on his leadership degree, Mr. Payne loves to spend time with his beautiful wife Heather and his wonderful children Mia and Lucas. He also loves to sing, act, and spend time with friends and family.
Mr. Payne believes every child has the ability to be successful in school and is going to do everything he can to help make sure the students at David Perdue Elementary are given the opportunity to reach their potential. He understands how important learning is and wants to help instill the love of learning in each child in our school. Failure is not an option to Mr. Payne and he will not let it be an option for the students at David Perdue Elementary!