Meet the Teacher

Subjects Taught

2nd Grade 

Education

I graduated from the University of Arizona Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  I have done post graduate work at Northern Arizona University and have endorsements in Structured English Immersion and Early Childhood Education. 

Experience

I began teaching at Pine Strawberry School in 1996.  I taught for 4 years then took some time off to start a family of my own.  I came back in 2008 and have been here ever since.  I have taught 5th grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Kindergarten and Preschool in the Tucson Unified School District, a private school, and Pine Strawberry School District. I love working with kids and watching them blossom. 

Bio

I am married to Phil Paine and together we have four children.  We were married in 1996 and have lived in Pine since 1997.  We have one kid at Pine School. two at Payson High School and one going to the University of Arizona. 

I attended Pine School as a student from 1st Grade through 8th Grade.  I went to Payson High School for 3 years and then finished high school in California at Clovis West High School.  I went to the University of Arizona for all of my undergraduate work and have taken some post graduate classes through Northern Arizona University. 

I also love teaching Sunday School, Children's Church and working with Vacation Bible School.  I spent many years leading a youth group and continue to stay involved with the youth through the AWANA program.