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PHS Librarian, Judy Skinner, is retiring after a 24 year career in education. Skinner has been an employee at Payson High for 18 years, 6 years spent as a P.E. and health teacher, and 12 years as the librarian.
During her years as librarian Skinner has witnessed many advances in technology, including the addition of a new computer lab.
“It was really exciting to have the library remodeled and get a computer lab,” Skinner said.
Recently, Skinner made Kindles available for check out, making PHS the first high school in the district to have such a luxury.
“She’s up to date on technology and she is kind to everyone,” said coworker Anna Pearson.
Mrs. Skinner will miss the association she has here with the students and faculty.
“My favorite thing about my job is when a student is doing research and I’m able to help them find the best information they can to complete a project,” Skinner said.
The English teachers at the high school appreciate her kind disposition and willingness to help.
“We will miss having Mrs. Skinner in the library. She is so helpful to all the students. I can send any student her way and she won’t let them leave the library until they have a book to read or resources for a class project,” said English teacher Krystal Baker.
After retiring, Skinner hopes to travel, take oil painting classes, quilt and, of course, read. In her spare time, Skinner is also a dancer in the Golden Girls, a dance company for women.
Loved by students and faculty alike, this one of a kind librarian won’t soon be forgotten.
“Mrs. Skinner is one of the kindest, energetic, professional women I have ever met. And I am really going to miss my friend,” said English teacher Eloise Bridges.
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