I am Barbara Payne, and I am excited to be the counselor at Cater Elementary! I obtained my B.A. in Education/English from The University of Texas at Arlington and my M.Ed. in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. This is my 28th year in education, and I enjoy it as much today as I did my first year! I am from the DFW area and recently moved to this area to be closer to my children. My daughter lives in Round Rock and works in Austin. My son lives in Georgetown and also works in Austin. I also have two fur babies who fill the void this empty-nester is feeling. This is my first year at Cater, and I look forward to a successful school year for our students, parents, teachers, administration, and community! I am here to support and encourage our students through whole group lessons as well as in small group settings. I also work with students individually, as well as conduct student observations in the classroom setting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to getting to know our students and families!