Barnaby O. Payne began his role as Middle School Principal at KAS in 2019-2020. He holds a Masters Degree in School Administration from San Francisco State University (California, USA). Mr. Payne has been a teacher, leader and principal for twenty-five years at the middle and high school levels, and was previously the principal at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. Mr. Payne believes that a strong school community is the critical factor in student achievement. He joins the staff with his spouse Jessica Wei Huang (HS Biology) and two children who are attending KAS as well.