Steven Payne

  • Gateway is a school that fits me personally and my beliefs as an educator.  Working with students of any age is a blessing and an honor, no matter whether they are struggling academically, emotionally, or behaviorally.  All students need the best of the adults working with them to encourage, build trust and care. With great pride, I start each day with a positive outlook and anticipation of great things to happen. A positive outlook will help not to miss an opportunity to make a difference or, in some cases, save a life.
    Over the last 35 years in education, I have been blessed to experience what I have been called to do.  None of it would have been possible except for a supportive wife and now three grown adults I call my children, along with my three grandchildren. Their love and support have been invaluable over the years.
    “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.” - Wade Boggs