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.
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.
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 two kids at Pine School and
two at Payson High School.
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.