Carole Payne is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in biology and physical education, UAB with a master’s degree in physical education, University of Alabama-Birmingham and a master’s degree in library media, Jacksonville State University with a masters in educational leadership and Nova Southeastern University with an education specialist in educational leadership, curriculum and instruction.
Ms. Payne came to Woodland from Alabama where she coached cheer, volleyball and track. She has been at Woodland for 17 years as the library media specialist. She had been coaching cheer for the past 12 years. She began as coach of JV football cheer, moved to varsity basketball cheer to varsity football cheer and currently assistant varsity coed competition cheer working with Kathi Shedd. In 2016 the team won state champions in coed competition cheer.