Meet the Teacher

Subjects Taught

2nd Grade 


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 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 daughters at Payson High School, one that just graduated, and a son 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.  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.