Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Beth Payne

Hello Dragon Parents and Students! Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We are so glad to have you with us! This is definitely a different start, but one that we will work through together. I am here as a support to students and families as we learn and grow.

This is my 15th year as a school counselor and 20th year working in NC's public schools. I earned my BS in Special Education from Appalachian State in 2001 and my Master's in School Counseling in 2006 from UNC-Pembroke. 

Outside of school, my husband and I enjoy family time with our children, daughter (13) and son (7). Each day is a gift with them! 

I truly love working with children! It is my privilege to serve as your child's school counselor. I look forward to helping each of my students have a wonderful school year! Please reach out if I can be of assistance to you.

Beth Payne

Odell Primary: 704-260-6760


Meet Mrs. Carlson (UNC-Charlotte, School Counseling Intern)

Hi Odell Dragons! I am finishing my Masters in Counseling at UNC at Charlotte and will be completing my internship here at Odell Primary. I have a background in nursing and teaching Special Education. I am a former TA at Odell Primary and look forward to serving all of you in my new role. I love spending time with my husband and my three wonderful sons aged 16, 4 and 1! I look forward to our school year together.

*Mrs. Carlson will work primarily with Mrs. Payne's 2nd Grade classes this year. We are so happy to have her on board!


Mrs. Payne serves the following classes:

Kindergarten: Flowers, Hemric, Hunter, Lyon, Sheppard, Stewart,

1st Grade: Collins, Davies, Gravely, Poe, Woodcock, Thompson, Hilton

2nd Grade: Barber, Endaya, Hoffman, Bright, Weinbach, Lankford, Rosales, Bravo-Boyd

*PARENTS - Starting August 24th, I will have individual student check-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to sign up for an individual check-in for your child, please visit this link. You may sign up for up to 3 slots 


"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne


Last Modified on August 17, 2020