Ellie Daniel From Greenville/South Carolina, USA I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina in the US. Growing up I loved spending time outside, especially with my grandmother on our family farm. As a teenager and young adult, I gained experience with children both as a babysitter and as a full-time nanny. In 2016, I graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During my time in college, I lived in Germany for one month while completing an internship and I knew I wanted to come back. In 2017, I began teaching English as a Foreign Language and the next year obtained my teaching certification for English as a Second Language. In August 2018, I moved to Heidelberg and in April 2019, I joined the DAI. I believe in having a student-centered classroom where children can have a voice in their learning. Additionally, each child is unique and should have an opportunity to bring his or her experiences and ideas into the classroom as well as accept and appreciate the differences of others. Outside of Kindergarten, I love reading and spending time outdoors. In both high school and college, I was a track and field athlete and therefore being active and staying fit is part of who I am. While I still enjoy running, now you are more likely to find me hiking, lifting weights, or taking a spin class. I also enjoy traveling around Europe and as well exploring the area around Heidelberg.