Degrees and Certifications:
Sam Houston State University Bachelor of Science Elementary Education/PE/ESL/GT
Mrs. Julie Payne
I am Mrs. Julie Payne and I am teach 1st Grade Virtual students. I am very enthusiastic and believe in teamwork, between teachers, students, and families. In December of 1994 I received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education from Sam Houston State University. In addition I am also a certfified ESL and GT teacher. My first teaching adventure was teaching P.E. and Health for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, in addition I coached 7th and 8th grade girls' athletics. I have also taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades throughout my career. I have taught in Lubbock ISD, Van Vleck ISD, Edgewood ISD, and North East ISD (20 years, a total of 26 years). I am very excited to be starting my 27th year of teaching and to be teaching 1st grade once again this year. I have been married to a wonderful man for 25 years. We have 2 children, a daughter who is a senior at Sam Houston State University and is on the powerlifting team . She will be graduation with a psychology major and a criminal justice minor to become a forensic pschologist. Our son is a Sophmore at NSites High School (Holmes Cam,pus) in Northside ISD and plays on the high school baseball team team and will graduate with acertifification in computer programming and coding to go on to to be an ethical hacker. Now about me. I have 2 dogs, Max and Bella. I love running and running races. I love teaching and helping children explore to find who they are and what they want to become. My passion is making children feel safe and that they have a very special place in this world. I am very excited to be teaching 1st grade virtually this year. I absolutely loved teaching hybrid last year and finally found my calling as a teacher.