Raquel Payton Childs

Raquel Payton-Childs is the Learning and Development Coordinator for an identity verification technology company. Prior to joining the tech industry, she was a high school Honors teacher and adjunct professor who was dedicated to supporting and guiding students through both the high school experience and the transition after high school to wherever their goals might take them. After making an impact in the classroom, Raquel’s involvement with the Gary Payton II Foundation started in 2021 at its conception as an Executive Director and oldest sibling of GPII. As Gary’s only and oldest sister, Raquel is learning with him as he navigates through life accomplishing one goal after another all while deepening his knowledge on Dyslexia. As a board member and one of the Executive Directors, Raquel uses her expertise in the education system and project management to support the foundation’s goals and initiatives. Raquel received her BA in Education from St. John’s University in New York City and M.Ed. from Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Raquel is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a proud wife and mother.