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Sandyia Payton

My name is Sandyia Payton and I'm happy to be here at Garcia Middle School. I'm a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University.

I have been teaching Journalism for 18 years. I taught for 12 years at the high school I attended in Humble, TX.

In 2021, I was selected as the MGMS Teacher of the Year. I was also selected as a district teacher of the year finalist.

 I believe that every student has a story to tell.  As student journalists, I want my student press members to look for those stories and tell them to the best of their ability. 


I'm looking forward to a great year as a gator!


Please contact me via email:


  • Period 1: Teacher Conference
    Period 2:  Broadcast Journalism   
    Period 3: Broadcast Journalism  
    Period 4: Broadcast Journalism  
    Period 5: Yearbook  
    Period 6: Broadcast Journalism
    Period 7: Broadcast Journalism
  • Help sessions on Thursdays before school (8:20- 8:50) and after school (4:10- 4:40).