I’m Danielle Best and enjoy teaching 2nd grade. I have been part of the Clyde family for 5 years. I have a degree in Elementary Education and also have a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am married and have two children. Gracie is in school here at Clyde and Knox is in preschool. My family and I live on a small farm with more than 20 cows, 9 miniature donkeys and 3 dogs, Ali (yellow lab), Midas (English setter), and Huck (yorkie). I am originally from Hayesville, NC and grew up on Lake Chatuge. I still enjoy getting back as much as I can during the summer. I enjoy anything that has to do with water (swimming, tubing, knee boarding). I also enjoy sports and still play volleyball and basketball when I can. I love football and if the Tennessee Volunteers are playing you can bet I’m either at the game or glued to the TV.