Principal's Message

Welcome to Payne P-8 STEAM Academy,

A place of unique educational opportunities and a community that takes pride in its diversity and excellence!

I am delighted to warmly welcome all our students, parents, teachers, and staff, whose contributions and dedication are the backbone of our school as we embark on another exciting academic year filled with opportunities for growth, learning, and achievement.

At Payne, home of the Pandas, we are committed to fostering an environment where each individual feels valued, supported, and challenged to reach their full potential. Our passionate and skilled educators are eager to inspire and guide our students on their educational journey, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for success in school and beyond.

As we work together to create a vibrant community of learners, I encourage everyone to embrace curiosity, embrace diversity, and embrace each other. Let us approach each day with enthusiasm, determination, and a commitment to excellence in all that we do.

I look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling year ahead, filled with memorable experiences and meaningful accomplishments. Together, we will make this year one to remember!

Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable academic year.

Warm regards,

Shonda Calhoun
Proud Principal of Payne P-8 STEAM Academy