Team 700/800

  •  Welcome to Team 700/800


    Math - Amanda Griffin

    Science - Scott Bemisdarfer

    Social Studies - Chris Heady

    Language Arts - David Giaramita



    Meet the Gifted Teachers at Payne Junior High School  
      Mr. G Mr. Giaramita: His goal is to expose students to readings in current events, criminal justice, philosophy, psychology, history, and sociology in order to provide a firm foundation with which students will experience new perspectives. At the same time, he hopes to present challenging problems along with strategies on how to articulate ideas in a powerful language. He hopes to expose students to new ideas, challenge them daily, and foster a supportive environment to help them grow. 



    Mr. Heady     Mr. Heady: This is Mr. Heady’s seventh year teaching Social Studies, and his sixth while at Payne. In addition to teaching CATS Social Studies, he is also the advisor for the Payne chapter of National Junior Honors Society, and one of the caoches for the Payne track team. He grew up in Arizona and graduated from ASU. He truly enjoys working with gifted students, as it allows him the opportunity to create interesting lessons with the aim of inspiring a love and passion for Social Studies.

Last Modified on June 10, 2021