Welcome, my name is Joe Payne. I teach 10th Grade U.S. History and 12th Grade American Government and Economics at West End. I am a 2001 graduate of West End High School. At West End I played football for Coach Butch Dixon and baseball for Coach Chad Hall. In 2007 I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Social Science Degree. I meet all Highly Qualified Standards and I am certified to teach 6-12 grades.
Between West End and Jacksonville State I studied and had the privilege of playing collegiate baseball at Snead State Community College and Berry College, which is located in Rome, Georgia. I look forward to working with the varsity football and varsity baseball teams. I am the defensive coordinator for the football team and I will be beginning my 5th year as the head baseball coach.
In my spare time I enjoy hunting and fishing. I am married to Mrs. Carrie Thomas of Linden, Alabama. We married in June of 2012. We have one terrific son, Jake. We are currently living in the Altoona/Walnut Grove community.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.