Mary Mcdaniel

    2nd grade

    I have been at Whittier since 1998, and it’s been so exciting to be a part of the IB process from the very beginning. I was able to attend a variety of IB trainings in Frankfort, Germany, Bucharest, Romania, and several right here in beautiful Keystone, Colorado. IB is such a great philosophy for teaching! Whittier is indeed, a special place to be! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and also a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Before moving to Boulder many years ago, I taught in the suburbs of Chicago, my home (Go Bears!). My experience includes teaching preschool, kindergarten, second grade, literacy K-3, and substitute teaching in all grade levels. ​I especially love my current second grade position! The kids at this age are wonderful and show so much growth and enthusiasm!

    I also worked for many years at the Boulder Bookstore because I’m a big fan of children’s literature, reading,  and I loved the discount!  I added a Little Free Library to my yard, and it's so fun watching people take books and leave new books! I also enjoy traveling, camping, biking, reading, and seeing live music.  ​