ABOUT MR. PAYNE

I graduated from Western Illinois University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s in History and a Secondary Education certificate.  I come from a long line of teachers in my family going back three generations.  I have taught social studies, reading, and religion for 28 years on the junior high level. I have a great love for history and I feel that learning more about our history and our government is vital to our schools.  I try to spend summers visiting historical sites and attending conferences to find new ideas and methods for teaching junior high students.

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