Phone: 208-350-4410


Degrees and Certifications:

California Life Teaching Credential K-9 Idaho Teaching Credential - All Subjects K-8 Diversity and Inclusion Certification SDAIE Certification ~ Specifically Designed Academic Instruction in English

Mrs. Kathryn Payte


I am so pleased to be at Willow Creek Elementary School.  I’ve taught pre-k through 9th grade with 25 years at the Kindergarten level. I've been a Student Teacher Supervisor, New Teacher Mentor and was Teacher of the Year in California.

Your child is about to begin an exciting and wonderful introduction to elementary school.  Kindergarten is a year of growing socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.  The learning environment will be safe, nurturing, structured, consistent, collaborative, creative and fun for children. We will be reading, writing and exploring math using math manipulatives. Each child will be progressing at their own skill level in reading and math throughout the year. Creative play, technology, art and music will be part of every week.

Each child learns in different ways and at their own pace.  As a class family we will learn to respect, support and appreciate each other.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our Kindergarteners.