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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 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, Camp Invention, as well as sponsored Student Council, Drama Club, Knitting Club, Cooking Club, Spelling Bee and 3D Printing Club.

My goals for your child are to be a curious life-long learner, have fun in the discovery of learning new concepts, and challenge them to dive deeper into rigor, all in a kind, student-centered classroom.

This year I hope to embark with my class on an adventure in creativity, accelerated learning, mastery of complex processes and problem solving. 

As Albert Einstein once said, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."  I look forward to exploring all of our endless opportunities this year learning together!

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