PCSA Staff

Last Updated: 6/15/2021 3:49 PM

 

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Renae Short
PCSA Lead Teacher
 

Renae Short grew up in Kinston, Alabama. In 1991, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama to attend the University of Alabama Birmingham for both her Bachelors of Science in Education and her Masters in Secondary Education. Renae has been teaching mathematics and special education as well as school administration since 1996. She moved to Payson with her husband and canine kids in 2012 to teach mathematics and special education. She became the PCS Lead Teacher in 2020. 

 

 

Andrea O'Grady

Andrea O'Grady
Teacher
 

I am so excited to be working at the high school in a math position. Teaching has been a passion of mine, but I did not start out as a career teacher.  Upon graduation from ASU I worked in the financial realm as a mortgage loan officer, as well as finishing out my commitment to the United States Naval Reserve. I have been teaching since 2008 and look forward to many more years in this career.
I moved to Strawberry in May of 2019, but have been in Arizona since I was 5 - before then, I lived in Ontario, Canada.  I am excited to live in the Payson area and explore all it has to offer. :)

Although I love math, students are always surprised that I don’t continue to do math problems at home.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three kids, taking my dogs, Bruce (a Great Dane) and Stella (a lab/pointer/shepherd mix) on walks, reading, and playing mindless games on my IPad. Last year I discovered Audible, and can now multi-task these hobbies together, in addition to the chores I must get done.  :)

I am excited about this school year, and look forward to getting to know each one of my students. 

 

Kim Young

Kim Young
Teacher
 

Kim is blessed to “be” the English department at Payson Center for Success for a sixth year. Prior to her time at PCS, she taught 7th grade English, speech/communications, and drama at Rim Country Middle School for 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, watching baseball and other sports, traveling near and far, and hiking with friends in the beautiful Rim country.

A good teacher is like a candle ~ it consumes itself to light to light the way for others.
~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

 

Brian Young

Brian Young
Instructional Coach
 

Brian has been at PHS for 16 years. He has been serving in the role of Instructional Coach for the past 5. Brian is also the head baseball coach at PHS and has been coaching for 16 years.