Mrs. Margaret McDaniel

Phone: 210- 407-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

BBA Finance, University of Texas 1987 Generalist EC - grade 8 Gifted and Talented ESL

Mrs. Margaret McDaniel

I am excited to kick off a new year in GT! I want to welcome all of my new and returning students and their families to my classroom.  

I was born in Staten Island, New York, but got to Texas as soon as I could.   After graduating from the University of Texas in 1987 with a BBA in Finance, I worked in the corporate world for several years before deciding to pursue a career in education.  In 2012, I was honored with the District Teacher of the Year and Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching for Southside ISD.  I have taught fourth grade, GT K-5, GT summer camp, as well as sponsored Student Council, Drama Club, Knitting Club, Cooking Club, Spelling Bee and 3D Printing Club.

My goal for your child is to be a happy life long learner, to remain curious, and to have fun in the learning process of a kind, student centered classroom.

I wish to embark on an adventure in creativity, accelerated learning, mastery of complex processes and problem solving. 

I can't wait to begin our learning adventure together this year!

GT Class Schedule

  • Monday     8:00-11:10 Second Grade

    Monday     12:15 - 2:20 First Grade

    Tuesday     8:40 - 2:45 Third Grade

    Wednesday  8:40 - 2:45 Fourth Grade

    Thursday   9:00 - 2:45 Fifth Grade

    Friday       8:50 - 10:20 Kindergarten


    Lunch by Grade Level:

    3rd Grade:  10:25 - 11:00

    Recess 11:00 - 11:15

    4th Grade:  12:40 - 1:10

    Recess 9:20 - 9:40

    5th Grade:  11:55 - 12:25

    Recess 12:30 - 12:45