Mr. Daniel Payne

Fifth Grade Teacher
Mr. Daniel Payne earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education from VCU and holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from University of Richmond. Daniel’s interest in the classical tradition began in high school, where he first encountered historic texts as part of a humanities program. Before coming to Veritas, Daniel worked at Elijah House Academy for eight years, where he has served in roles that included Dean of Students, fourth grade teacher, and middle school humanities teacher. As a humanities teacher, he created a curriculum that included history, literature, and composition, with a focus on classical pedagogy. Daniel and his wife, Anna, live in the city with their two children. In his free time, he can be found listening to baseball on the radio, collecting records, and podcasting about CS Lewis.