My name is Gillian Daly and I am the kindergarten and second grade ESL teacher here at Pinewood Elementary! I have been a part of the Pinewood family for three years after completing my student teaching here. I am originally from Toronto, Canada and moved with my family in the fourth grade. I have called North Carolina home for over 21 years! I graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. After moving to Charlotte in 2009 I quickly realized that my passion for working with children needed to become a full time career. I obtained my Graduate Certificate in 2011 and in the fall of 2013 received my Masters in Special Education from UNCC. I absolutely love teaching ESL and could not imagine doing anything else! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family (including my parent's bulldog Millie!), working out at the local YMCA, listening to live music, and reading reading reading!