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Meet Sarah

Sarah is a proud graduate of Arlington ISD schools (Foster, Gunn, & Bowie). She was raised by a single mother, attended college as a first-generation student, and it has always been a dream of hers to be a teacher. As soon as she earned her education degree from Texas State University-San Marcos, she returned straight back home to Arlington to pursue that dream. Today, as her son Danny likes to say, Sarah is a “teacher of teachers” in Mansfield ISD. She is happily married to Dr. Chris McMurrough, a UTA engineering professor and small business owner. Sarah and Chris have two sons, whom they love dearly. Danny McMurrough is a first grader on the autism spectrum who has shown tremendous gains thanks to early intervention and his outstanding AISD teachers and teaching assistants. Their youngest son, Henry, was born during the stay-at-home phase of the pandemic as Sarah was learning how to teach virtually and help Danny learn from home for the first time! The McMurrough family strongly values education and loves to work as a team to serve their community.

A Stellar Educator

From 2008-2020, Sarah taught fourth grade at both Lynn Hale Elementary and Little Elementary in AISD. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, she’s served as team leader, family engagement liaison, mentor teacher, and Little Ladies club sponsor. Sarah specialized in literacy instruction and received multiple prestigious awards, including:

  • AWARE Award of Educational Excellence (districtwide honor)
  • Hale Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Arlington Optimist Teacher of the Year
  • Dream Makers AISD Education Foundation Grant Award

Sarah’s educational philosophy has always been to “find your gift and give it away.” She is putting that into practice through her role as a districtwide instructional coach and (hopefully) AISD school board member!

Community Service & Professional Organizations

Community Service & Professional Organizations:

  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Society of Key Women Educators
  • United Educators’ Association (UEA), 12 years
  • Sunday School Teacher at Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • AISD Operation Graduation Volunteer
  • Walk to Defeat ALS Team Leader
  • Founder of Little Ladies (social development organization for girls)