Meredith Daniels is an administrative assistant in the the Key School and has been at Carolina Day School since 2011. Her husband, Sam Daniels was class of 2001, and he attended CDS Pre-K through 12th grade. Sam’s mother, Meredith's mother-in-law, is the Upper School principal. Prior to her position at CDS, Meredith was an event planner at a cheerleading and dance competition company. ”You can’t create a noisier environment than a cheerleading competition. The high stress environment of running an event on time and dealing with coaches, parents, athletes, and judges was a great experience that taught me a lot about people skills.” In her spare time, Mrs. Daniels is a photographer: www.meredithdanielsblog.com.Get to know Meredith Daniels:
What do you like most about your job at CDS? “I enjoy my daily interactions with the parents, students, and teachers. Being away from the classroom gives me a different perspective, and it’s fun to get to know families on a personal level.”
In your opinion, how does the CDS community inspire students to be courageous and curious, wonder about things that they don’t understand, try new things, and develop individual passions? “I feel that CDS offers a nurturing and encouraging school environment where students feel safe to explore and learn new things.”
What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning? “Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again and what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?
- We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.
- You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?
- You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children. - Pablo Casals”
How would you describe yourself and/or your approach to your job in 10 words or less? “I love helping people.”
What personal passion brings balance to your life? “Photography”