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    Welcome to 2nd grade at Higley Traditional Academy.

    This is going to be an amazing year, filled with lots of learning and great memories!

    I am happy to be back in the valley after a 14 year move to Farmington, NM. I graduated from ASU and now have a daughter who will be attending ASU in the fall. Go Devils! My son will be a senior this year and then plans to attend ASU also. This is my 12th year teaching and I can't imagine doing anything else! I have taught Kinder, multi-age gifted and 2nd grade in Mesa and in Farmington, NM.

    Please feel free to email me or leave a message anytime. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

    Nicole Payne




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    My family: Spencer (son), Hallie (daughter), Sparky (our Westie) and not pictured yet, Piper (our Maltipoo)