April Payne,English TeacherE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (269) 683-2894 x11042Office Hours: M-F 9:35-10:25It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~ Mark TwainEducation/Professional BackgroundMs. Payne graduated with an English major and a history minor from Calvin College in 2001. From there, she went on to teach in Colorado for one year. In 2003, she began her career at Niles Community Schools as a high school English teacher. She taught for six years before earning a Master of Science in education specializing in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. In 2010, she joined Niles New Tech as a history teacher where she team taught in a blended learning environment. Currently, she is pleased to be teaching English once again at Niles High School.
Ms. Payne has been to a variety of conferences and trainings in project-based learning. She has also taken graduate level-courses in reading comprehension, raising student achievement, and creating positive classrooms.
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