about mrs. Payton and mrs. James

About Mrs. Payton

Teaching Kindergarten is a joy for Mrs. Payton! She is serving her 2nd year at OPA.  She earned her early childhood degree from NSU.  While directing a homeschool campus, she also tutored and homeschooled 7 of their children. Mrs. Payton has taught Kindergarten, Language Arts, and  graduated their 4 oldest boys through homeschooling. She and her husband, Jacky have been married 29 years (October 12th).  God has blessed them with 8 children to raise, six boys and two girls. Although their son, Josh, moved to heaven earlier than the rest of the family on October 1, 2016, they are thankful for the time God gave them with him!  Mr. & Mrs. Payton are both from Oklahoma, they have also lived in Kansas and Arkansas.  In September 2019, God blessed them with a new granddaughter, McKinley!  Their family is extremely patriotic as Jacky and their son, Gavin (McKinley's Daddy) are involved in the military. They thoroughly enjoy paddle boarding!  Currently, her and her family live on a small farm in Oologah. 

About Mrs. James

Married for 14 years, my husband Andy and I have 4 kids. After being a stay at home mom for 12 years and a homeschool mom for 4 years, we are excited to find a new place to educate our children.I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Spanish and Art History. I am trained in classical ballet and taught ballet in public schools after graduating college. Currently, I manage 2 yoga studios in the Tulsa area and enjoying working out and spending time with my kids.