Dr. Chanel M. Payne is a native of New Orleans, educator, veteran, community servant, and business owner. She is a graduate of Marion Abramson Senior High School "The New Orleans East High School," Class of 1993. Dr. Payne earned her Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University and a B.A. in Print Journalism and Alternative Certification from Southern University at New Orleans. She is a certified, highly-qualified, and successful educator in Louisiana and Texas. Your candidate has been a part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
Dr. Payne’s diverse career in education spans more than 15 years to include Early Childhood, K-12, Higher Education, and Education Consulting. Most of her experience has been in K-12 as a teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, and school leader. Additionally, she served as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Southern University at New Orleans. Her research interests include: school discipline, the school-to-prison pipeline, and student engagement. Dr. Payne is also the owner of CMP Educational Consulting Services, LLC providing K-12 tutoring services and educator professional development workshops in the Greater New Orleans area. Through her business, Dr. Payne has serviced more than 200 children and families academically.
Dr. Payne grew up and was educated in District 2, she currently resides in the Gentilly Woods community with her daughter, Nia. Dr. Payne is a member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church.
In recent years, Dr. Payne has been intimately involved in service to the community and the education profession working to highlight wrongful incarceration by coordinating the well-attended symposiums Criminal Versus Gentlemen: What defines the Black male image I & II. As service to the education profession, Dr. Payne is a frequent presenter at local and national education conferences. Dr. Payne's business, CMP Educational Consulting Services offers free tutoring services to the children of police officers and firemen who have been impacted by gun violence. Additionally, she serves as a mentor to teachers throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
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