Ms. Bracken Payne Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!

By FCPS Department of Human Resources
August 31, 2023

Congratulations to Ms. Sarah Bracken Payne on her recognition as the June 2023 FCPS CARES Region 3 Recipient of the Month, presented by the FCPS Department of Human Resources.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Below is the write-up submitted by an FCPS colleague.

I wanted to take the time to highlight one of your staff members, Ms. Sarah Bracken Payne. It is so often emails are sent for complaints. However, this is not the case. I want to let you know of a priceless diamond you have on your staff. I am a homebound teacher, and I interact with lots of different teachers and schools. Ms. Bracken Payne is phenomenal! My student has some severe challenges, but that does not impact instruction. She designs lessons that are so interactive and interesting. Both the student and I look forward to seeing what is coming next. We have virtually traveled the world, played fun learning games, and learned about so many different cultures. She has a way of incorporating the student in a very interactive manner. Every lesson is carefully thought out and planned to be engaging. I have even had lessons at the doctor’s office because the student did not want to miss a lesson. I can honestly say that Ms. Bracken Payne has made teaching fun again and learning exciting. I have often shared with other schools and my staff on how this educator teaches towards the student and not to the disability. I am always bragging about your school and Ms. Bracken Payne. The purpose of this email is to spotlight an amazing teacher you have at your school. I wish more teachers were like her.