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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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"These workshops are full of wonderful multisensory approaches to help children develop a stronger foundation in Phonemic Awareness. After almost 20 years of teaching, this workshop opened my eyes to many different techniques to help all of my students."

Lisa | Teacher


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Payne Education Center Announces Teen Board

Posted by Ashley Watts on 12/11/2014

Payne Education Center Welcomes 9 High School Students to Teen Board


Oklahoma City, OK - (December 11, 2014)

Payne Education Center announced its first class of Teen Board members in November.  The main purpose of the Teen Board is to develop young adults into community activists, and provide each member with the opportunity to better understand how a nonprofit functions. This year, the Teen Board’s primary focus will be planning and executing Payne Brain Games─ Payne Education Center’s inaugural trivia night fundraiser supporting increased literacy efforts in Oklahoma.  Teen Board members will serve a 6 month term, finishing up in April.    


“Board Members are such a vital part to any nonprofit.  By implementing a Teen Board, we hope to pave the way for these young adults to realize their value within the community,” said Debbie Jones, Payne Education Center Board Chair. “These teens are the future of our organization and we’re excited to help them flourish into successful advocates.”

Payne Education Center’s Teen Board members are young men and women who apply and are selected on an annual basis to serve for an academic year. When Teen Board members graduate from the program, our hope is that they continue to lead local efforts in support of Payne Education Center’s mission, and to help ensure that no child struggles to read.

The 2014-2015 class of Teen Board Members includes:

  • Morgan Coleman, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Caitlyn Grundy, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Hannah Holloway, Heritage Hall High School
  • Cory Jones, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Carsen Kunzman, Heritage Hall High School
  • Peyton Ravencraft, Oklahoma Christian High School
  • Maggie Morrissey, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Lauren Schwarz, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Morgan Schwarz, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School


Nearly 40 percent of Oklahoma’s third grade students read below grade level and one in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia.  All students, with and without dyslexia, can become competent readers, writers and spellers with the use of Payne Education Center’s multisensory reading instruction.

About Payne Education Center:

Payne Education Center is an Oklahoma based non-profit founded in 1984 whose mission is to train teachers to prevent reading difficulties in children and to remediate dyslexia, while serving as a resource and referral center.  Payne Education Center is the only teacher training center in Oklahoma accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.  Visit to find out how you can get involved.