Mrs. Melissa Payton

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Mrs. Melissa Payton

Hi!  My name is Melissa Payton!  I am from Salem South Carolina, a small town in the foothills of Oconee County.  I graduated from Tamassee Salem High School and attended Clemson University where I recieved my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education in 1995.  My blood runs orange and I am a huge Tiger fan!  
I have been teaching in the elementary setting for 18 years.  For  the last 9 years I have been teaching Kindergarten at McLees Academy of Leadership.  I love it here and I am proud to be part of such a fabulous staff!
In addition to teaching I also hold a full time job as wife and mother.  I have been happily married to Brian Payton for 16 years and we have 12 year old boy/girl twins.  Tyson and Bailey are my pride and joy!  They are 7th grade students at Robert Anderson College and Career Academy.
Each student who has come through my classroom has been a blessing to me in some way.  I love each and every one and  I am also always excited to meet my new friends in August!