Meet Mrs. McArthur


I am Karla McArthur, and I’m the librarian and a special education teacher at Duck Springs Elementary. This is my first year at DSES, and I’m so excited to be here!

I am married to Mac McArthur and we have two children: Caleb and Hannah. Caleb is 29 and works in Centre, AL. Hannah is 26 and goes to school in New York. I also have a dog named Cherry Valance and a cat named Quentin.

I graduated from JSU with a BS in Special Ed. in 1995 and immediately started to work on my Master's in the same area at the University of Alabama. Since then, I've completed a certification in Secondary English and K-6 General and received a Master's and an Ed.S in Library Media. I have been teaching for 23 years, and I still love to come to work every day. Even though I’ve been in education for quite a while, I encounter new things each year. My goal is to continue to learn and grow with my students and to experience new surprises each day.