Katrina McDonald


2014-2015 will be Mrs. McDonald’s 7th year teaching at First Academy and her 10th year teaching full-time. She began her teaching career as an undergraduate teaching assistant at Florida State University, where she taught while she completed her Master’s Degree in Spanish.

Her husband, Trey, has been a social worker for Lake County Schools for nine years. Her son, Ian, is five years old, and is beginning kindergarten this year at First Academy. As a family they enjoy serving in their church, Good News Church, and love to travel.

Over her seven years at First Academy, Katrina has successfully grown the Spanish program to include four levels, from Spanish I to Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture. She is also the sponsor of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the National Hispanic Honor Society, which students become eligible for during their third year of studying Spanish. She has also been the Senior Class Sponsor for the last three years.

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