Last bell for the McDonalds

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody
Staff Writer

For a quarter of a century, Terry and Glenda McDonald have been a part of shaping the young minds of the Forsan community, but now, they've decided to mold a new chapter in their life.
Both Terry and Glenda retired from education at the end of the 2016-2017 school year taking with them nearly 60 years of combined experience.
“Terry and Glenda have been a huge part of Forsan for the past 25 years,” said Forsan ISD Superintendent Randy Johnson. “I am sad to see them both go. They leave big shoes to fill.”
For the past four years, Terry served as the high school principal and Glenda, who has taught at numerous of grade levels, has been the consumer science teacher for a number of years at the high school.
“We've done this for a long time with some good folks, so we will definitely miss — not to say we are not excited about the opportunities ahead — but we definitely miss doing what we've been doing,” Terry said.
Although they will no longer call the community of Forsan their home, they will always stay lifelong Buffaloes.
“I hope I've contributed to Forsan ISD as much as Forsan ISD has contributed to me,” Terry said. “It's been good to us. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.”
Filling the high school position for the next school year will be Kenny Lowery. Lowery was, until recently, the assistant principal, and has been employee with the district was a number of years. During his career, he has served as a coach and special education teacher in the district's secondary program.
Johnson said the district is close to hiring an assistant principal to fill the vacancy left open by Lowery's promotion.