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Principal - Dr. Payne

Dr. Payne


I am so excited to be the principal here at Welcome this year!


I come to Davidson County with over ten years of school leadership experience. I earned my elementary education degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was both a kindergarten and fifth grade teacher. I was then a Northeast Leadership Fellow at North Carolina State University where I earned my master’s degree in K-12 school administration. Most recently I received my educational doctorate from East Carolina University in Educational Leadership.


I know that Welcome is a special school and I look forward to building strong relationships with the community to support our learners.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] or (336)731-3361.