In Memory Of...

Sara McDonald

Sara McDonald

Educator, mentor, coach, district leader, advocate, USD 265 Board of Education representative are examples of the many roles and 56 years of dedicated service by Sara McDonald for her beloved Goddard School District.

Joining the district in 1967, Sara taught Kansas History and math to 7th-grade students. Sara would always tell you that, first and foremost, her passion in education was teaching students. Her motto, "work smarter, not harder," is remembered by her former students today.

As the Goddard School District grew, so did Sara's involvement. She served as the Math Department Chair and was instrumental in developing technology for the district.

Sara retired in 2006 after a 39-year career in the Goddard School District. Retiring from teaching but not service to the district, Sara concluded her fourth term on the USD 265 Board of Education in January 2024, representing 16 years of district leadership. She was instrumental in service to the Goddard Special Education Cooperative, helping provide opportunities and services for ALL students to be successful.

For dedicated service and leadership, Sara was inducted into the James B. McGee Memorial Honor Ring in 2015. In 2017, Sara and Ruth Wood would be the namesakes for the Goddard District Legacy Award.

In October 2022, Sara McDonald was inducted into the Goddard Public Schools Hall of Fame. To learn more about Sara's enduring legacy, click the button below.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions to be made to the Goddard Education Foundation.