Tom Payne

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Tom Payne

I am honored to be the principal of Hudson Bend Middle School.  The excitement for education is palpable throughout the school and I am thrilled to get the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful environment. 

I live in the Dripping Springs area with my wife and two children. I have served as principal of Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs ISD  as well as assistant principal at Dripping Springs High School. Prior to my tenure at DSHS, I was an assistant principal at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Leander ISD. My teaching career was focused on teaching social studies at the middle school and high school levels in Lake Travis ISD and Austin ISD. Education is my second career following five successful years in the United States Army, which culminated with earning the rank of captain.

Every day is a great day to be a part of LTISD and the HBMS family! I am committed to serving our students and community in a cooperative and supporting way.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions, concerns, or questions. Thank you for your trust and support in helping us attain our vision to create a school community where all learners are known by name and need. 

Tom Payne