Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sharon Payne

Education and Certification

1988-1993- Attended University of Delaware on a full academic scholarship
May 1993-Awarded Bachelor of Arts in Biological Education
May 2002–Awarded Master of Instruction with a concentration in Science from University of Delaware
May 2010- Completion of Master’s plus 45 graduate credits in science
May 2012- Awarded diploma in Baking and Pastry (because cake is yummy)
Certified to teach Biology, Chemistry, General Science and Earth and Space Science



Over twenty-eight years of science teaching experience including:

Several traditional high schools in the tri-state area in urban, rural and suburban settings
Alternative and vocational education
Traditional and block scheduling
Honors, College Prep and at-risk students
Ten years as an adjunct professor in a community college setting

My philosophy of Education:

Science should be a rigorous, hands-on experience with real world application.
Instruction should be student centered.
It is okay to have fun, but not everything is fun.
My door is always open.
Students should be provided with choices as often as possible.
Students should be held responsible for their choices.
Students should work hard to present their best work at all times.

On a Personal Note:

My family relocated to Doylestown in 2013 for husband’s job.

I have four children: three girls and one boy.
My oldest daughter Emelia is a C.B. East graduate and was chosen as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2014. She is a graduate of York College.

My daughter Erin is a C.B. East graduate and is now a graduate of Delaware Valley Univeristy!
My daughter Elise is a C.B. graduate and a sophomore at Temple University!

My son Everett is in ninth grade at Holicong Middle School.
I love teaching science, baking, animals and exercise!
I am excited to be here with your children!