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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"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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Meet Your Host

Spencer Hicks has a unique brand of irreverent comedy. Originally from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Spencer has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy (Dave Chappelle, Paul F. Tompkins, Kyle Kinane, and Rob Delaney, to name a few). He is the winner of the 2010 Loony Bin Comedy Contest and also listed on Oklahoma Magazine's and OKC.Biz's 40 Under 40 lists.