PES Leadership

Last Updated: 7/13/2023 3:40 PM

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Kelly Mercado
Principal's Secretary

Kelly has been with Payson Elementary since 2007. She started as a volunteer! She has had several positions in our district, including paraprofessional, volunteer coordinator, and attendance secretary. In 2011 she became the Principal's secretary. She is the happy welcoming face that you see when you walk into PES!


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Jamie Goldman
Instructional Coach

I have been in the Payson Unified School District since 1997. I have taught most grades K-8th. I am currently the Instructional Coach at Payson Elementary.


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Michael McEntire

My wife and I have been married for 24 years and have lived in Payson for 19. We have 4 kids and all of them have had great experiences in Payson schools. All four of them started at PES and two have now graduated from PHS.

I have a Master's degree in counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, a pretty but very hot city. Payson is so much better. I enjoy helping kids and assisting parents who are doing the difficult but rewarding work of raising children.