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Payson Elementary School principal Gail Milton is leaving the Payson Unified School District.

Payson Elementary School will have a new principal at the start of the school year. Gail Milton is leaving the district after serving for four years.

Milton started as principal of PES in 2015 after leaving the Amphi School in Tucson. She was the principal there for nine years.

Before that, Milton worked in the classroom.

She started her educational career after volunteering in her children’s classrooms.

“Teachers said, ‘You’re really good at this, you should be a teacher,’” said Milton.

Payson Unified School District is seeking someone with at least three years of teaching experience in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.

The ideal candidate will have completed a program in educational administration for principals, have two years of verified experience as a principal or assistant principal or a practicum as a principal.

The district will consider adding to the salary if candidates have a master’s degree and bilingual skills.

To see what’s needed to apply, visit the PUSD website.

Or contact the district at 928-472-5739.

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