Mrs. Heather McDonald

Phone: (717) 334-6254 ext. 7105


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Music Education from Eastern University PA Teaching Certificate, Music k-12

Mrs. Heather McDonald

Mrs. McDonald graduated from Eastern University (just outside Philadelphia) in 2009 and taught for a few years at Sacred Heart School in Lewistown, PA.  When her family relocated to East Berlin in 2011, she began teaching private lessons.  In 2016, she began her first year teaching at the Gettysburg Area School District.  She teaches 4th & 5th grade band at all three elementary schools, 6th grade band, and several sections of the 6th grade General Music class at the Middle School.  It's a busy schedule, but she enjoys getting to travel to all the different schools and work with so many different teachers and students!  When she's not working, Mrs. McDonald enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and daughter, Ellie.  They enjoy hiking, visiting the park, and swimming in the summertime.  Mrs. McDonald is also a hobby-photography enthusiast.


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The Elementary Band & Orchestra ensembles are selling Gettysburg Music shirts to help fund the repair and replacement of school instruments for students who cannot afford to rent or purchase their own.  Orders and payment are due to Mrs. McDonald or Ms. Young no later than October 10.  T-Shirts ($12) and Hooded Sweatshirts ($30) are available in either Dark Red or Black.  Sizes Youth XS-Adult 3X are available.  Dark Red sweatshirts are available in adult sizes only.  If you would like to order, please contact Mrs. McDonald or Ms. Young or click here to download an order form and send it to school with payment.  Please make checks payable to GASD.