Joy McDaniel

Joy McDaniel

Pre K 3 Day Teacher


Ms. Joy believes that every child is blessed with a natural curiosity to discover and understand the world around them. As a Christian educator, she feels that it is her privilege to grow her student’s inquisitiveness with new experiences that integrate the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Ms. Joy graduated from the College of Charleston and then went on to the Medical University of South Carolina to obtain her Master’s degree. Many relocations later, she settled in Cornelius, NC with her husband, Justin, and daughters Taylor and Avery. Ms. Joy and her family joined the GCA family in 2012. She loves teaching, reading, and going to the beach.

Why GCA?

Working at a school that not only focuses on the academic growth of their students, but the spiritual growth as well is a blessing to Ms. Joy. She feels that there is a true sense of unity between all of the teachers, staff, and families. GCA is so much more than a Christian school, it is a Christian family.

Favorite Bible verse:
Proverbs 22:6

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”