This is Mrs. Payne's 17th year at Blossom Hill. She is a proud alumni of this wonderful school and is absolutely delighted to have her own daughters, Addison and Taylor, as a part of the Blossom Hill family. Addison will be attending Los Gatos High School as a Freshman, and Taylor is excited for third grade right here at BH! Alli was born and raised in Los Gatos and attended the University of Oregon on a volleyball scholarship. She earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology and soon after earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She returned to Blossom Hill and has enjoyed instilling the joy of learning in the many hearts and minds that have crossed through her classroom door over the last 17 years. She believes that First Grade, in particular, is such an amazing year in life, because it lays the "learning foundation". Mrs. Payne enjoys the magic of the First Grade age and is so proud to be a part of the amazing Blossom Hill Community. When Mrs. Payne is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughters and her great husband Greg. She loves reading, enjoying the outdoors, and watching the University of Oregon football games, volleyball games, basketball games.....the list goes on! GO DUCKS!