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Class AA (State of MS) Mild/Moderate Disabilities (K-12) Social Studies (7-12)

Mr. Farris Payne

Hello and welcome to Mr. Payne's class, I am the 5th grade Exceptional Education Teacher this school year. I look forward to helping your child(ren) to achieve their goals this school year. 

A little about me: I was born in Birmingham, AL, however, I grew up in Biloxi, MS, and graduated from Biloxi High School in 2012. After graduating from high school, I attended Miles College, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2017. I then decided to continue my education and went on to receive my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama in 2019 (ROLL TIDE)!!! A few years ago, I moved back home and enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi (SMTTT) and I graduated in May 2022 with my Master of Arts in Teaching (Alternate Route). 

This is my fourth year as a teacher. I taught 7th grade Social Studies for two years in Moss Point and this is my second year as an Exceptional Education Inclusion Teacher at West. I am EXTREMELY excited about getting to teach the BEST students EVER!