About Mrs. Nicole Paus...
Position: 7th & 8th Math
Welcome Panthers! I am so excited to for this school year and can't wait to get to know each of you.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington and an MAT in Middle Grades Mathematics from Western Governors University. In 2020, I taught 8th grade math and study skills in Washington state. This will be my second year teaching math at Payne.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every student is capable of success, whether it's in math, other classes, or life in general. My goal is to challenge students to become well-rounded problem solvers by developing their resiliency, persistence, and confidence. I believe that math can be fun and applicable to our daily lives. This year I will show students that mistakes are how we learn, and we can all push each other to be our best.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Payne Junior High?
Payne Junior High has it all! From the moment you pull up to our gorgeous campus to stepping into a classroom, you will feel welcomed and challenged. We maintain rigorous academic and athletic standards. Our students leave Payne as some of the best human beings around!