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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"Structured Language Basics has changed my life, and in the future will also change the lives of my students. With this knowledge, I truly believe it will be possible to teach ALL of my children to read and read well!"

Janet | Tuttle

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In all my professional experience, I have never had such a high quality, effective training in reading as Payne's Structured Language Basics curriculum.

- Lindsay | Teacher



Structured Language Basics curriculum has changed my life; and in the future, it will also change the lives of my students. With this knowledge, I truly believe it will be possible to teach ALL of my children to read, and to read well! 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


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

- Jamie | Teacher


These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. The materials are excellent and I love using them in my classroom!

- Stephanie | Teacher


These workshops are the best and most useful I have attended! The literacy information and tools given to me will be a huge help in remediating reading difficulties. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop has opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students.

- Lisa | Teacher

I look forward to and enjoy the weekly tutoring sessions with students at Shidler Elementary School.  The volunteer program and the teaching materials provided equips one to be successful, simply by applying the skills.  The training take you from start to finish. This is my second year with the Payne volunteer program and tutoring, and know that the children I tutor have improved!  It has been a joy working with these students and watching them learn and grow!

- Jan J.|Community Volunteer

I look forward to working with my students every week, and they are always happy to see me. The Payne method is an organic, open-ended approach that gives students confidence as they master layers of knowledge and recognize improvement in the classroom. The high point is letting them fill in their own comments on the Roster sheets.

- Jan B. | Community Volunteer