Stacy Payne came to Northwest Chinese Academy in January of 2010, first serving as Communications and Child Care Center Director. She moved into the role of Principal in January of 2011. Stacy graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Pre-Kindergarten licensure. Stacy has more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience and has worked closely with children, youth and families. She spent 18 years working for the Burnsville, Minnesota school district as the coordinator for their school age child care program (Project K.I.D.S.) She also taught preschool classes for the district and led a summer program for junior high youth. After leaving the school district, Stacy served as the Elementary Children’s Ministry Director at Prince of Peace Church, also in Burnsville, MN. Stacy moved to Portland in July 2009 and feels fortunate to be a part of the community at Northwest Chinese Academy.