Principal's Message

Michelle May

Welcome to Payson Elementary School - Home of the Lil’ Longhorns!


As the Principal at Payson Elementary School, it is a pleasure to welcome all returning and new students. I look forward to meeting each and every new family this year as well as re-connecting with our current families.


High expectations and support will help our students achieve more.  Every decision we make is about what is best for our students.   With our families, we commit to making this school year one that inspires learning and creates opportunities for all students to showcase their talents. 


At PES, we are committed to providing effective instruction in the classroom, as well as intervention and enrichment opportunities to individualize learning opportunities for all students. PUSD’s Capturing Kids’ Hearts program is quintessential to building a positive school culture as well as to maximize the learning of each child. We invite you to join us in this journey.


Together, let’s make the 2022-2023 school year one that inspires learning and creates growth opportunities for all students. Working in partnership, we can achieve more and soar to success.  


PES has Longhorn PRIDE!

Personal Responsibility In Daily Excellence!

Mrs. Michelle May, M.Ed.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I Remember, Involve me and I LEARN.” 

~Benjamin Franklin 


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