Mrs. Payne holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She has spent seven years teaching in Gwinnett County: five years at Simpson Elementary in 2nd grade, and two years as a substitute for the county. She has also spent over five years homeschooling her own children. Erin and her husband, Jason, have a daughter and three sons who currently attend PCS. When she is not driving her kids to various activities, watching them play sports, or cooking, she loves reading, gardening, sports, baking, enjoying coffee, and spending time outdoors. Even though she is a transplant from Pennsylvania, thanks to her Georgia born and raised husband, she has fallen in love with all things Georgia, from the Braves to the Bulldogs, and also the Parkview/Lilburn community which has become home.