Rachel McDaniel (Math and Science)
Co-teacher Mrs. Shaw (ELA and SS)
I am looking forward to my 22nd year of teaching- all at Buford! While I have experience in 1st grade and 4th grade, I am beginning my 13th year in 5th grade (my favorite!) Not only do I love teaching 5th grade math and science, I take pride in my responsibilities as the coordinator for the Buford Senior Academy Science Fair, BSA Clubs, and 5th grade Fish Trip Coordinator.
My roots run deep in our community. Although I am a graduate of North Gwinnett, I grew up in Buford and played ball at the Legion Fields. It has been a wonderful experience being a part of the Buford family and watching our community grow. I love everything about being a Buford Wolf and the support I have as a teacher but also appreciate the Buford City School System for the opportunities it has and continues to offer my children.
My husband and I have a wonderfully blended family. Together we have three beautiful daughters. Our oldest, Kirsten, is expecting our third grandson on the first day of school! We are thankful Kirsten has brought Shawn, our son-in-law, and our bonus grandbaby Elijah into our lives. The twins will begin kindergarten this year. Our middle daughter, Kaitlyn (Kat), is a Senior at UNG Gainesville. She will finish her B.A. degree in Spanish language and literature with a minor in Political Science this year. We have been able to celebrate some in 2020 when we welcomed Kat’s husband, Felipe into our family. Camille, our youngest, is a 2019 graduate of BHS. She begins her Junior year at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. She is an Elementary and Special Education major and is the Secretary of the Honors Program at UNG. Camille is also a proud member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.
When we have time, my husband and I love taking road trips and playing team trivia with our friends. While I enjoy cooking, reading and entertaining, this summer I have developed a new found passion- quilting! Whenever I am not busy with schoolwork or family, you will certainly find me in my sewing room. Don’t let the fact that I am a grandma fool you! You will be surprised that I can enlighten you on the latest NFL and College football games, the new Marvel movie, a recent Monday Night Raw or WWE pay per view!
EdS (Administration and Supervision) - Lincoln Memorial University
MEd - Brenau University
BS- North Georgia College