Mrs. Daniels' GQ interview
My name is Jill Daniels and husband is Jason Daniels. My children are Cody('11) Drew, Karlie ('17) and Kaila ('17). My BS was Sports Studies – Exercise Science with emphasis in Athletic Training and pre-Med. My was BA – Education and my MS – Curriculum and Instruction – Science. I am the Head of Science and currently teach AP Bio, Anatomy & Physiology, Applied Anatomy. I have been the Dean of Milton for I think either 9 or 10 years. I also coach Varsity Girls Track. Some interesting info about me: As a military wife we have moved a lot, I believe we have lived in 17 homes!! As an athlete I represented the US in track field. We competed in international meets held in Germany and Austria. It was really cool to march through airports in our red, white, and blue uniforms. Well, with the exception off Frankford during the summer of 1989, they didn’t really care for US citizens. And I was a first generation college student.
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The day I arrive home from work, with supper prepared, the house cleaned, and a hot bubble bath drawn for me. Really is that too much to ask!
2. What is your greatest fear?
Snakes! Ugh, I can not stand the idea of a snake sneaking into my house. When we first moved to Texas, I told my husband if I ever see a snake in the house I will pack my bags and leave! So, I guess he knows how to get rid of me.
3. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Work ethic is defiantly a big one for me. But, refraining from being judgmental about others is also a trait I wish more people had. I feel that people can usually change for the better if even a chance.
4. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
My children would say, “do you understand” – well, if they would just respond when I am talking to them I wouldn’t have to check.
Apparently I can not say, bag, root, or magazine correctly. I think it’s just peoples hearing in Texas.
5. Which talent would you most like to have?
Playing either the violin or cello.
6. Which fictional figure do you most identify with?
Ms Frizzle – I would so shrink down a bus and explore the human body, caves, etc if I could!!! That would be so much better then a lecture.
7. What is your greatest regret?
Never meeting my biological paternal grandfather.
8. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My four children – well the verdict is still out on a couple.
9. How would you like to die?
Peacefully in my sleep.
10. What subject would be your dream to teach?
I have my dream job! However, I studied art for two years and never did anything academically with it. Thus, teaching a drawing class would be cool.
Photo by Luke Bower