Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/12/2019
Amanda Payne

Ms. Amanda Payne is currently a Visual Arts Specialist at Suder Elementary School. She has been teaching Art at the elementary level for ten years; which includes Dougherty, Clarke and Clayton County Public School Systems. She graduated from Albany State in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art. She later received a Master of Science from Troy University in 2007 in Post-Secondary Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Argosy University in 2012. Ms. Payne is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Ms. Payne’s interest in art began at an early age in her hometown of Athens, Georgia. Surrounded by influential family members, she felt compelled to continue the legacy of being an educator. Ms. Payne is very passionate and dedicated to spreading the importance of the arts in education. She promotes cross-curricular activities that enhances learners to achieve and excel socially and academically. She looks forward to an amazing 2019-2020 school year where “The Marathon Continues Towards Our High Performance.”



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