Mr Payne
  • C.E. Cole Families and Friends,

    It is an honor to serve the Muhlenberg School District community as an assistant principal of C.E. Cole.  I am fortunate to be part of an amazing school community with incredible teachers and staff that are passionate about providing a positive learning experience for all children.

    Educationally, I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Susquehanna University.  I then earned my Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University.

    Professionally, I was an elementary school teacher for grades three and four.  I taught three years of fourth grade in Baltimore City, Maryland. I then taught ten years at Muhlenberg Elementary Center for grades four and one year at grade three.  I have proudly served as an Assistant Principal at C.E. Cole since the summer of 2018.

    Personally, I am a husband and father to four beautiful children.  I stay active as a youth coach in the community I reside and enjoy playing sports with my kids. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, I am always trying new recipes and foods.  I also enjoy spending time at the beach, pool, and watching sports with family and friends.   

    I believe as an educator, that all children should be provided with a safe and harmonious learning environment to grow both socially and academically. To foster a sense of community, each teacher begins the day with a Morning Meeting to engage our students and create a healthy camaraderie within the classroom.  A caring and safe environment also needs to be extended to our teachers in order for them to thrive as educators and ensure the best learning environment for our children.  

    We here at C.E. Cole believe in the power of communication and support between home, school, and community.  Email, letters, Class Dojo messages, and phone calls are always encouraged and welcomed from our staff to you and from you as a parent or community member. 

    I’m here for you!

    Charles W. Payne