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Melissa McDaniel

Fourth Grade

Personal Life | I have had the good fortune to be raised in five states, but I was born in Texas! I was raised in a Christian home by parents who strove to model Matthew 22:39, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This is the same love that I try to model and instill in my classroom. Growing up, I attended both public and private Christian schools; I am a firm believer in the value of a Christian education and the power it has to help form lifelong servants of Christ.

I am married with one son and two Labrador Retrievers. I am a passionate reader, fond of cross stitch, love coffee, and enjoy travel. My family and I are longtime members of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where we currently volunteer with Youth and Family Ministry.

Education | My educational background includes a BFA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and post-graduate certification to teach from St. Edward’s University. Early in my career, I felt a call to teach students designated “at risk.” After several years working with that specific population, I spent many years working with English Language Learners and teaching middle school for AISD. My relationship with Bannockburn Christian Academy began first as a parent and volunteer. My son has moved on to middle school, but it has been both a privilege and joy to be part of Bannockburn Christian Academy as a teacher.

A Note from Melissa | I am so excited about fourth grade and all the great things it has in store for us this year! I am looking forward to being part of the amazing transition from lower to upper elementary and providing support and guidance for each child’s growth in faith and academics. 

What do Students Call Me | Mrs. McDaniel

Want to Chat | Email Mrs. McDaniel at melissam@bcaaustin.org.


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