Degrees and Certifications:

BA Radio/Television MA Interdisciplinary Studies Certified to Teach: EC-6 Core SpEd EC-12 ESL EC-12 ELA 4-8

Ms. Kara Goodson


Hi! My name is Kara Goodson, and I am so grateful to be beginning my first year with the Rice Raven family! I taught my first three years at Wilson Middle, also in Plano ISD. I teach in the Elevate Classroom and want each student in my room to love coming to my class! 

I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, (axe ‘em, Jacks!) and am from the deep East Texas area. I'm currently in graduate school again, but this time I am pursuing my educational diagnostician certification and master's in special education at UT Tyler. Prior to teaching, I worked in the radio-television and marketing industries.

My husband's name is Matt and in my free time, I enjoy traveling, shopping, graphic design, baking, reading, and spending time with my sweet family and friends. I have two rescue pups named Murphy and Tripp. I love attending live Broadway musicals. A few of my favorites are Rent, Hamilton, and The Lion King.

Cheers to a great year!


  • 1st period: Elevate Math

    2nd period: Conference

    3rd period: Elevate Life Skills

    4th period: Elevate ELA

    5th period: Elevate Science

    6th period: Elevate Social Studies

    7th period: Electives

    8th period: Elevate Reading