Phone: (469)752-0302


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kara Matthews

I grew up in Florida, where I met my husband Mark. We moved to Texas in the fall of 2013, and although we miss being 10 minutes from the beach, we love calling Plano home. My former career was in banking, and then I took some time off to stay home with our four children (now ages 21, 18, 17, and 6). When I'm not at work, I can be found reading a book, watching British murder mysteries on TV, and spending time with my family and friends. We enjoy going to the movies, trying new restaurants together, playing board games, going to musicals/plays, having random dance parties in the living room, and occasionally going camping.

I have been at Bethany Elementary since January 2019. I absolutely love our amazing staff and the families who make everyone feel so welcome. Bethany Elementary really does feel like home, and I am so thankful to be the secretary/registrar here. I look forward to getting to know you all this year!

  • I need to pick up my student early, what do I need to do to notify the school?
    Please call the front office before 2:30 pm. We will get your student ready and call them to the office when you arrive. Please be prepared to show your ID.

    What do I do if my student(s) have a change in dismissal?
    In the morning, please send a note to school with your student to be delivered to their teacher. (preferred) If you haven't sent a note and need to change plans during the day, please call the front office so we can deliver a message to the teacher.

    Who do I need to notify if my student(s) will not be at school today?
    Please call the Child Safe Line at 469-752-0300. Option 1 is for English and then press Option 3 to leave a message. Please include your student's name, teacher, grade level and reason for absence. (When your child returns to school, please remember to send a parent note stating the reason for the absence. Please write it to the attention of Kara Matthews.)