Thank You

Payne relies on generous grants and donations to help underwrite the costs of training for teachers. Here are some of this year's supporters:

  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Merrick Foundation
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • The Oklahoman/Anschutz Foundation
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation

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"Payne is by far the most beneficial literacy training I have ever had!"

Jamie | Teacher

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Payne Teaching Staff

All Payne Education Center trainings are taught by expert instructors. Payne instructors have gone through rigorous training and are certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association. For more information about ALTA's instructor certifications, click here.  

Director of Education:

Sandy Thompson

Director of Certification:

Ginny Little


  • Sandy Chichester
  • Liz Davis
  • Laura Gautreaux
  • Vanessa Gerst
  • Aimee Hanneman
  • Katherine Hensley
  • Ella Keeton
  • Sue Kirk
  • Billie Larsh
  • Karen Leatherwood
  • Connie McGann
  • Tara Nussbaum
  • Pam Plumley
  • Karmyn Reimer
  • Debbie Rummage
  • Karolyn Rusch
  • Wendy Stacy
  • Dawn Vaughn

Instructor Interns

  • Pam Henley