Melissa Payne

Preschool Director

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Mrs. Melissa Payne has been working in the education field since 2010, and has served at CLS since 2017. Prior to that, Mrs. Payne served at other Lutheran Schools in Southern California, including St. Paul’s Lutheran School- Pacific Beach and Grace Lutheran-Escondido, teaching pre-kindergarten, fourth grade, and fifth grade.

favorite part of cls

The families, the staff, and the community are my favorite parts!


  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
  • Site Supervisor Permit, Early Childhood Centers, Grossmont College - El Cajon, CA
  • Lutheran Teaching Certificate, Concordia University Education Network