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:

  • E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund
  • Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • Peggy & Nick Duncan
  • Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • The Vose Foundation

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"Since I have learned the science behind and underneath our words, I will be able to take the guess work and frustration out of teaching my children to read."

Janet | Tuttle

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Payne Teaching Staff

All Payne Education Center trainings are taught by expert instructors. Payne instructors have gone through years of rigorous training including hundreds of clinical teaching hours 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


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