Phone: 864-586-7979


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA, 1999 Masters of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004 National Board of Teaching Standards Certified, 2010, renewed 2019 Gifted and Talented Endorsement Read to Succeed Endorsement

Mrs. Adena McDaniel

I love teaching music! I have been lucky enough to teach music for 22 years in Spartanburg School District 7. When I’m not at Drayton Mills, I teach percussion at Converse College and perform with the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

I grew up in Georgia, just north of Atlanta, and went to college at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. After teaching for a few years, I earned a master’s degree from University of Southern Mississippi. I also worked super hard to become a National Board Certified teacher in 2010 and renewed my certification in 2019.

 I am lucky to be married to Mr. Matt McDaniel, the Drayton Mills Band Director. We have 2 boys, Killian and Finnigan. 

Drayton Mills Elementary School is proud to be a Title I School!