Phone: (281) 329 - 6935


Degrees and Certifications:

EC-6 Generalist Certification ESL Certification

Ms. Maris Payne

Hello, my name is Maris Payne and I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade again this year!

I am originally from a small town in Oklahoma called Checotah (if you know Carrie Underwood, this is where she is from too!), but I have lived in Houston since I was 10 years old. I graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2019 and earned my Bachelors Degree in Business. I obtained cum laude honors, GO COOGS! I began pursuing my alternative teaching certificate from Texas Teachers of Tomorrow during the 2020-2021 school year and earned my certificate last year while at Anne Sullivan Elementary! Being a part of the Dalmatian Nation is a dream come true, and I am so excited to continue my third year of teaching as part of ASE's "litter"!

It brings me so much joy to collaborate with my students and guide them to success. I am looking forward to fostering positive relationships with my students, and creating an environment full of love, diversity, imagination, and creativity. It is my goal to get involved with my community to ensure the growth of your child in their education. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, updates, or concerns. We are going to make a great team this year!

My interests include: reading (I love comics, mystery, fantasy, poetry and action novels!), traveling, writing short stories, watching my favorite shows, going to thrift shops, and spending time with friends and loved ones.