Alison McDaniel

Alison McDaniel

Alison is a Murwood parent and Murwood Site Chair on the Board of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation.

Tell us about your children.
I have three girls, one at Murwood, one at WCI and one at Las Lomas–we cover each level of school that WCEF supports!

Does your family contribute to WCEF K-12?
Absolutely, for five or six years now!

Why do you think it’s important to support WCEF K-12 every year?
I was at a Murwood PTA meeting when one of our teachers addressed the group and explained that without WCEF, the basic educational experience for our kids would be severely diminished. Up to that point, I had wanted to keep my money at my home school. Now that I understand the big picture, I know that WCEF supports ALL of our kids–and my annual donation can help the organization support even more services in the future.

How have your children directly benefited from your contribution to WCEF K-12?
Our house is filled with the art my girls have brought home over the years. They all sing the songs they learned in Music. My current freshman still talks about how awesome Civil War Day was last year (her team was the fastest to win their battle). When I ask my kids what they did in school, the stories I hear first are always the ones from art, music and PE!

Why have you chosen to be a volunteer for WCEF K-12?
I think when your kids move on from their elementary school, we start to see how all the schools are connected. As a parent that’s been in the system and serving on the PTA for many years, I am in a position to promote the value of WCEF to others in our community and help ensure that our children continue to receive the high quality education that we expect from our District!