Hello. My name is Demah Payne III (Mr. Payne) and I am one of the school counselors at West Lake Elementary School. I am excited about the opportunity to provide various guidance lessons and implement my counseling services to the students of West Lake. I received my Masters degree, in Counselor Education from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!!). I am extremely ecstatic to be a part of the superb staff at West Lake Elementary. I look forward to being a positive role model and raising the self- esteem of today's youth. One of my personal targets is to aspire to give students confidence and assure them that they can achieve any of their goals. Some of my hobbies include, playing and watching basketball and football, watching movies, hanging out with my wife and son (Mason), and traveling.
Hello my name is Lucreatia Greaux and I am the School Social Worker at West Lake Elementary and West Lake Middle School. Since I am housed at two schools, I am at West Lake Elementary 2 1/2 days, but my office is located at West Lake Middle school. I help to assist with various programs at West Lake such as, Holiday Cheer, Backpack Buddies, clothing drives, and the food pantry. I am available to provide numerous resources to our students. One of my goal's is to ensure that students are attending school and decreasing tardies. I look forward to working with you and your child!
Hello! I’m Cherie Urban and this is my four year serving as the school psychologist at West Lake Elementary School. In addition to WLES, I also serve Apex Friendship High School. I'm excited to be working with the families at West Lake this year! Since I work at two schools, I’m here at West Lake ES approximately 2 ½ days a week; currently I’m here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays. I came to Wake County last year after working for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for 17 years, but I’m originally from Erie, PA (north of Pittsburgh- Go Steelers!). I got my Master’s in Educational Psychology, followed by my post-grad certification in School Psychology, from Edinboro University of PA, but also have degrees in Elementary and Special Education. I enjoy working with students of all ages in a variety of ways.