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Mrs.  Lauren  D  Payne
SPED Leader/Special Ed Math
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Graduated from Hayesville High School (Hayesville, North Carolina) in 2003.

Graduated from North Georgia College and State University (Dahlonega, Georgia) in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with concentrations in Middle School Math and Social Sciences.

Graduated from Piedmont College (Demorest, Georgia) in 2009 with a Master of Arts Degree in Middle Grades Math.

Completed online coursework for a Gifted Endorsement from NGCSU in 2011.

Graduated from Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, Tennessee) in 2013 with a Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

FCMS Teacher of the Year 2013-2014 


I have been at Fannin County Middle School for my entire career. I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math. I currently am teaching special ed math for the 7th and 8th grades. 

When I was in the 7th grade, I had a teacher who inspired me to become a middle school educator. From that point on, I strived to make that dream a reality. When it comes to my career, God has blessed me beyond belief. I absolutely love what I do, and truly believe it is what I am meant to do. Teaching math is a passion for me. I love giving students the confidence to believe in themselves that they can be successful in mathematics- even though it might be at various levels.

I am a Carolina girl, born and raised in Cherokee and Clay counties. My husband and I currently reside in Cherokee County. We had our first child in January of 2013- Zeke Allen Payne. We have two dogs- Mia is a black pug who has lots of personality, and a love for food. Luna is a chocolate lab who makes every footstep that I make, and has a love for the water. 

I am a cancer survivor! I was diagnosed in March of 2013 with stage III melanoma. I endured two surgeries, as well as, a year long treatment process. In May of 2014 I was declared cancer free!