Hi!!! My name is Lynne Payne and I am a fourth grade teacher at Towne Meadow Elementary School. I live in Carmel, Indiana with my husband, Tim Spears. We have three children: Kate 27, living in Atlanta and working for the CDC, Tommy, 24 living/working in Chicago, trying his hand at improv comedy at the Second City Conservatory, and Patricia, 22, newly graduated from Duke and working for Epic in Madison WI. We also have a Labradoodle named Bella.I am beginning my 10th year as an elementary educator. My route to becoming a teacher has been quite the adventure. I have an undergraduate degree in Business from IU, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and my graduate teaching certification from Ball State. On the way to Towne Meadow, I have been a handbag buyer (Federated Department Stores), a pricing analyst (NCR) and an adjunct professor at Franklin College. Another little known, but kid-loved tidbit is that I worked at Kings Island during my college years!!!