Jennifer Payne, Buffalo Point Elementary

Jan 30, 2022, 10:32 PM | Updated: Feb 3, 2022, 9:57 am
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It really takes a special person to teach our children when they are in their first year of elementary school. Ms. Payne is the perfect balance of sweet and compassionate while also maximizing the short time she gets with each class she teaches. She is a dual immersion Spanish teacher. So she works with her kindergartners in English and Spanish. We recently had a new family move to our school boundaries and their kindergarten age daughter who only speaks Spanish was placed in another class but was having the hardest time on her first day. Ms. Payne took it upon herself to help this little one feel safe and welcome at the school spending extra time with her to help her acclimate. This is just one example of the never ending selflessness she puts into her job every day. I’m so glad my kids (twins) are in her class.

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