Principal's Corner

I am elated to have been given the opportunity to serve the students, faculty, staff, parents, and the community of Leinkauf Elementary School. This school is a precious gem nestled in the Historic District of the City of Mobile. Our motto Excellence in the Making is the epitome of the learning opportunities that we strive to give our students on a daily basis. It is our goal to provide opportunities for our students to be academically successful and socially capable of meeting the expectations of society. 

My employment in this school system started in 1998. During the last 22 years in the Mobile County School System, I have served the students as a paraprofessional, teacher, math intervention teacher, reading coach, Title I Facilitator, assistant principal, and currently as a principal. My experience has been quite diverse. The journey has been rewarding and has equipped me with the necessary tools to lead Leinkauf to the next level. 

I am married to Derick Payne and the mother of three wonderful children; Christian, Derick, and Leah.