Welcome to Mrs. Paine's Class
I am thrilled to be teaching second grade at Skyway Elementary and be part of such a warm and dynamic community. Skyway is a wonderful place to teach and learn, and I feel lucky to be in this profession doing what I love. I strive to create a caring, safe, and engaging learning environment, which encourages students to believe in themselves and to do their personal best.
I grew up in Nevada and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Nevada-Reno. I worked in biological research for six and half years. I have always had a passion for learning and sharing that love of learning with others, so I pursued a Master's degree in Elementary education. I started out my teaching career as an assistant Kindergarten teacher and l have also taught sixth grade and third grade. In 2009, we started our family and I chose to stay home with my children. Outside of teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, fishing and spending time with my husband, our two children and our black lab named Owen.
I look forward to helping my students become responsible and independent children who love learning.