Meet the Teacher
My name is Candace Paine. I grew up in the Pine Strawberry area then went to the University of Arizona for my teaching degree. I started teaching at Pine Strawberry School in 1996. I took a break from teaching from 2000-2008 to have children of my own. I have 4 kids. My youngest is a student at Payson High School. She participates in cross country, track, and drama. The other three have already graduated from PHS. My oldest received this Bachelors Degree in physiology from the University of Arizona. He was married over the summer. My second was also married this summer and had her first child. My third is going to NAU to pursue a nursing degree. My husband is a captain paramedic at the Pine Strawberry Fire Department and chief at the Blue Ridge Fire Department. 
You can reach me at
or 928-476-3283