Teacher Biography
                                                 Mrs. Payson's Biography

     I grew up in Cedar Hill, Texas and moved away to Rhode Island for college at Brown University.  I lived in Spain to learn Spanish.  I lived Sweden where I confirmed that I wanted to be nothing in the world but an elementary school teacher.  I lived in Puerto Rico where I taught third graders.  I returned to Rhode Island to earn my Masters of Arts in Teaching degree at Brown University.  Afterwards, I started the third grade at a charter school called the Learning Community in Central Falls, Rhode Island where I taught for 7 years, most recently teaching fourth grade.
     This is my 9th year of teaching, and I could not be more excited to be here in Marble Falls with my husband, Alex, and our one-year-old twins, Magnolia Grace and Zellam Cooper.