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I’m Danielle Best and enjoy teaching 2nd grade. I have been part of the Clyde family since 2011.  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.


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Teacher
  • E-mail address: dabest@haywood.k12.nc.us

Contact Us

  • Clyde Elementary School
  • Byron Burnette, Principal
  • 4182 Old Clyde Rd. Clyde, NC 28721
  • 828.627.2206
  • 828.627.1471