Allison Payenski & Norman Crittle, Science

About Ms. Payenski

  • Hello I am Miss Payenski! This is my second year at Desert Edge High School. I teach Biology wih Mr. Crittle and AP Biology. I am also the Cross Country coach. I moved to Arizona last year from a small town in New Jersey where I grew up. I graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a degree in Biology, minoring in Entomology and in 2016 with a Master's in life science education. While I was at Rutgers, I competed on the cross country and track teams for 5 years. I like running, hiking, and just being outdoors in general!

    Please reach out to me with any questions! Email is the best way to reach me.

About Mr. Crittle

  • Hello!  My name is Norman Crittle, Sr.  I have been at Desert Edge High School since 2013.  I received my teaching degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.  I teach Biology with Ms. Payenski, but my expertise is in Special Education.  Prior to obtaining my teaching degree I completed 22 years in the Army.  I have traveled extensively and enjoy meeting and working with all cultures and personalities.

    If you need to contact me I can be reached easily via email.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience anytime if necessary.

Contact Ms. Payenski

  • apayenski@aguafria.org
    (623) 932-7500 ext. 3115

Contact Mr. Crittle

  • ncrittle@aguafria.org
    (623) 932-7500 ext. 3083

Office Hours

  • M/T/Th/ F
    11:41 a.m. to 12:11 p.m.

    Wednesdays
    A lunch, no office hours

Class Schedule for 2018-2019

  • Class Period 1st and 2nd Semester Classes
    1  Biology
    2 AP Biology
    3   Biology
    4   Biology
    5   Biology
    6  Teacher Prep


    Advisory will take place on Wednesdays, after 1st period.