Degrees and Certifications:

Associates in Business Administration from Tidewater Community College Bachelors in Elementary Education from UNCW

Mrs. Daniken

Hello!  I'm Mrs. Daniken. I was born and raised in a village in central/southern Illinois.  My house and school were surrounded by cornfields and farms. Fun fact: my husband's family owns a Christmas tree farm in southern Illinois. I always knew I wanted to become a teacher. After I graduated high school I got married and ran away with my Marine and started a family. I have two children, Liam and Lilly. The Marine Corps has taken us from Illinois, to NC, to Okinawa, back to NC, to Virginia, to Mississippi, and then back to NC. My husband has recently retired from the Marine Corps, so we have settled our family in Jacksonville.  I'm so excited to establish some roots here at Southwest Elementary School! 

These are a few of my favorite things: faith, family, bacon, coffee, chocolate & the color, green.