Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cassandra Payton

My name is Cassandra Payton and I'm excited about my first year teaching 4th grade! This is year thirteen of teaching and year seven at Jury.  

I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.   I currently hold four certifications: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Math (5-9), and Special Reading. I am currently working towards the Elementary Math Specialist Certification.

During the 2019-2020 school year, I earned the Teacher of the Year award.  I have held multiple leadership positions, including the role of PBIS Chairperson.  I have also led staff professional development, ranging across multiple topics from classroom management to guided reading. 

Being a life-long learner, I am very passionate about education. My goal is to instill the importance of education while developing independent, enthusiastic thinkers in every student I encounter. Teaching is not just a job, it is truly my calling. 

This year, we will have lots of fun learning, growing, and succeeding together.