Although I am a new addition to the Academic Options Center, I have previously worked in Madison County Schools and have been in the field of education since 2005. I am Kelli Payne, and I will serve as the literacy specialist at the AOC. I graduated with a B.S. and M.S. degree from The University of Southern Mississippi with an educational emphasis in English. I have most recently obtained an Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership. I am passionate about reaching every student and helping them develop a love for reading.
I have three children: Lilly(12), Paxton(9), and Jaggar(8). I spend most of my free time traveling and watching my kids play sports. And, of course, I enjoy reading during my spare time.