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"The trustees have hired a new teacher and it's a lady. Her name is Miss Muriel Stacy. Isn't that a romantic name? Mrs. Lynde says they've never had a female teacher in Avonlea before and she thinks it is a dangerous innovation. But I think it will be splendid to have a lady teacher, and I really don't see how I'm going to live through the two weeks before school begins. I'm so impatient to see her."
Anne Shirley to Marilla Cuthbert[src]

Muriel Stacy was the beloved teacher of the Avonlea school, who taught there from 1878 to 1880. Miss Stacy took over the school after Teddy Phillips left.


Early lifeEdit

Miss Stacy was born in 1850s.

Teaching Avonlea schoolEdit

Miss Stacy was loved and admired by all, and, in particular, Anne Shirley. While Anne was cooped up with a sprained ankle, information kept flowing to her about the wonderful new teacher. Things such as "field days", "Friday afternoon recitations", and "physical culture exercises". The pupils were delighted by these new additions!

She encouraged them to look for new horizons and organized a special class for those who wished to attend Queen's Academy.

After the acceptance tests for Queen's Academy, she married an unknown man and moved away to California. She was unable to attend Anne and Gilbert's wedding.


Physical appearanceEdit

"Diana says she has the loveliest fair curly hair and such fascinating eyes. She dresses beautifully, and her sleeve puffs are bigger than anybody else's in Avonlea."
Anne Shirley[src]


Muriel is a female given name of Irish and Gaelic origin and means sparkling or shining sea.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • In the book, her name is spelt Muriel Stacy, whereas in some of the adaptations, it's spelt Muriel Stacey (with an extra "e").


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