I am Stacey Payne.
I graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington in 1981. My family moved to Columbus, MS where I graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1986 with a degree in elementary education.
I taught in Laurel, Mississippi for 3 years before moving to Arkansas. I began teaching in De Queen in 1993.
I taught 6th grade for 2 years. Then I spent 2 years teaching 5th grade. I have been teaching 2nd grade since 1997.
My husband, John, and I have been married 34 years. We have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters.