University School of Jackson

Heidi McDaniel

Heidi McDaniel

Lower School Technology, Registrar

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Where do you call home?
Jackson, TN

How long have you been teaching?
Over 35 years

What is your favorite part about teaching?
I love being around kids and doing different things every day! Also I get to play with lots of cool toys in the STEAM lab.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
The people! The teachers, the parents, and the kids! I love seeing there kids I taught years ago bringing their kids to USJ so that I'm now teaching the second generation of Bruins!

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I lived in Switzerland for 2 years and went to Kindergarten and 1st grade there.

NEWS

USJ Announces New Lower School Director Cynthia Kirsch

04/09/2021

The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...

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Headnotes: Tested

04/06/2021

Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...

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Headnotes: Tuition Truths

03/02/2021

Tuition Truths I will admit I enjoyed reading the responses from our recent surveys, as it felt great to read parents rave about our committed and caring faculty, the school's response to Covid-19, and the improvements being made to the campus and the USJ experience. And while I don'...

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New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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