Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Thomas Payne
I started at WHS in January 2022, teaching Biology. This year I will additionally teach Ecology.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UMKC, as well as a doctorate degree in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin. I come to teaching by way of earlier careers as a research scientist and natural resource manager. If you notice an accent when I speak, it's probably because I spent a decade or so living and working in Australia. My teaching career began in Los Angeles, California, where I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California.
I genuinely hope that students enjoy my class and learn heaps--that's Australian for 'a lot.'
Email is probably the best way to contact me with questions about the course, but please be patient if I cannot reply immediately: email@example.com