On Tuesday, February 17, students and teachers gathered to honor our beloved librarian, LuAnn Staheli, and plant a tree in her honor.
Members of Mrs. Staheli’s family came to the school to be a part of this tribute. Her husband, Mike, beautifully expressed the love that his dear wife had for her students and how special Payson Junior has been to their family.
LuAnn passed away last week after fighting a year-long battle with cancer. LuAnn taught English classes at Payson Junior High for 33 years before moving to her dream job of librarian for the last 2. As a lover of books, Mrs. Staheli was an advocate for reading, especially when it came to her students. She was always ready to recommend a new book, discuss a book or author, and share her vast knowledge of literature with anyone who asked!
The tree will grow in front of the school and will always be a reminder of this wonderful woman who influenced so many students and teachers at our school. We love you, Mrs. Staheli and will miss you very much!