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 spent the majority of my teaching career in the primary grades, but happily moved to middle in 2021 to teach language arts. I am enjoying the change and the challenge.
My husband and I have 4 kids. Our youngest is a senior at Payson High School. She participates in cross country, track, and drama. The other three have already graduated from PHS. Our oldest received this Bachelors Degree in physiology from the University of Arizona. He was married last summer. Our second gave us our first grandchild in 2021. Our third is attending 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 [email protected]
or 928-476-3283