McDaniel is head of the Santa Fe Elementary School in the Hickman Mills School District. While she is new to Kansas City, McDaniel has taught and led St. Louis area schools for over 20 years. She’s served as an assistant principal, principal, and adjunct professor at Fon Bonne University. Her goals for Santa Fe students are to have all students reading at grade level by third grade, help parents know their children’s interests so they can be exposed to career speakers, help her students think critically, and identify scholarships available to students who show potential, keeping them in school and in the district. We look forward to serving Principal McDaniel!