Meet Mr. Stewart, the Readmobile Guy!

Stewart Payne doesn’t just read books to children; he brings the stories to life! Children love his read-aloud style, and through him they learn to love a good story as well. We wish we could clone Mr. Stewart!

Stewart Payne has been Read 20′s Readmobile Coordinator since the program’s inception in 2008. He is a proud husband and father of two adult sons. He is an avid mountain biker, all around outdoor enthusiast, and a lifelong musician with a passion for the arts, education, civic engagement, and organizational development.

Stewart holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude, 1990) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (1994) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has worked extensively in Chattanooga’s nonprofit sector in programming, program development, nonprofit management and administration, since 1999. You can reach Mr. Stewart via email at: or by phone at (423) 443-2527 (leave a message, as he’s probably teaching during the daytime).

Mr. Stewart and The Readmobile provide free books for the students he reads with, and are thus quite popular among the students of Hamilton County and beyond – not just for the wide variety of colorful stories he presents, but for the lively discussions he has with the students afterwards. Mr. Stewart loves to guide students to discovering the ‘big ideas’ in their stories, and is unlike any reader you have experienced! Call or email Mr. Stewart to schedule a Readmobile visit!

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