As our Little Tots University Teacher, Payton is in charge of our preschool program.
Payton earned her bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Child Life Specialty at Aquinas College. During her time there, she completed an internship at the Center as the teaching intern. After college she went on to work at Wellspring Lutheran Services, where she worked with children in foster care who had high behavior needs. Currently she is working to complete her master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education at Grand Canyon University.
Payton is passionate about working with children and their families to provide them with love and support. She believes the Center’s mission is incredibly important because children are our future! As a strong advocate for children’s needs, Payton is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and passion to the Center, while creating bonds with Center families, children, and coworkers.
When Payton is not at the Center, you will often find her doing homework, spending time with her dog, her loved ones, or playing volleyball. While she loves being active in the great outdoors, she also looks forward to her nights at home with candles, a movie, and a blanket cuddled up on the couch.