Hello, my name is Kim Payne and I am thrilled to be returning as an education specialist this year! The past three years I have enjoyed teaching the Core Knowledge curriculum as a Kindergarten teacher. Prior to working at Rocklin Academy, I taught in a variety of capacities: Elementary PE, Kindergarten, Special Day Class and Resource Specialist. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in elementary and special education and received a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Pacific.
I have a passion for teaching and fostering a love of learning. I believe all students can achieve at high levels and enjoy watching each student learn and grow. I enjoy working with parents and students with the goal that each student will achieve at his/her fullest potential.
After several moves up and down the West Coast, my husband and I have lived in Roseville the past seven years. We have four children, two of whom are married with children, one who is married and teaches in the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, and one who works in Seattle, WA. We enjoy spending time together boating, biking, hiking and playing games. I also enjoy reading, gardening and traveling.
I look forward to an exciting new year!