Welcome to Mr. Payan's Page!
Hello Cavalier Family!
This is currently my fifth year teaching Social Studies at Santiago High School. However, Santiago has been my home for the last eight years. I started working here as a University Outreach Coordinator for California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), in my third year of my bachelor's degree in history. It was at that time that I started coaching football and baseball at SHS as well.
Upon completion of my BA, I received my teaching credential through CSUF and did my student teaching with Mrs. Alpert and Mr. Stapatyanon. After substitute teaching in the district for a year, I was hired for my dream job teaching history at Santiago High!
I am currently working on my master's degree in history at CSUF and when I am not grading papers, working on homework, or coaching; I enjoy spending time outdoors or watching movies with my wonderful wife Jessica and my dog Kevin. Our family will also be growing with the addition of a little girl in October!
So needless to say, I bleed purple and white (or gold, depending on who you are talking to) and I am so thankful to call Santiago High School my home. I look forward to getting to know you all in my classroom or on the field this year!