About Me

 me      my girls 
                     Me!                                                  My Girls!!!
Hello....My name is Dawn McDaniel.

I am the AIG Specialist for Viewmont and Oakwood Elementary.

To tell a little about myself: My husband and I live in Hickory with our two daughters, Aleah-10 
1/2 years and Callie- 6 1/2 years old.  
They keep me busy for sure but are my pride and joy!!
Throughout my 16 years of teaching, I have been in Pre-K, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach and now AIG!  ­I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in general music from Western Carolina University. Then continued to Appalachian State University for my Masters degree in Specialized Reading and School Administration.  I attended UNC-W for my AIG License. 
I also completed my National Board Certification in Elementary Education.

As you can see, I love to learn and hope to encourage your child to pursue higher education throughout their life as well.
  I participate in the music at my church and love helping to lead the children's program as well.  I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, being outside and playing the piano.