Hi! My name is Kim Payne and I am so happy to be returning in the role of Education Specialist as I enter my 7th year as a member of the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, where I started as a Kindergarten teacher. Prior to working at Rocklin Academy, I taught in a variety of capacities: elementary PE, Kindergarten, Special Day Class, and Resource Specialist. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in elementary and special education and received a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Pacific.

I have a passion for teaching and fostering a love of learning. I believe all students can achieve at high levels and enjoy watching each student learn and grow. I enjoy working with parents and students with the goal that each student will achieve at his/her fullest potential.

After several moves up and down the West Coast, my husband and I have lived in Roseville for the past ten years. We have four children, two of whom are married with children, one who is married and who is also a member of Rocklin Academy Family of Schools and one who lives and works in Seattle, WA. We enjoy spending time together boating, biking, hiking and playing games. I also enjoy reading, gardening and traveling.

I have been fortunate to work at both Turnstone and Meyers and was excited to join Rocklin Academy this past year! I am so excited to be with all of our amazing students, families and staff as we begin this new year. It’s going to be a great adventure!

Go Eagles!