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News-Herald Election Questionnaire Completed: 22 September 2013 Office sought: Member, Mayfield Board of Education Name: Daniel Carlson

Age: 27 Date of birth: 10 April 1986 Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio Political party: none

Home address: 758 Cheriton Drive, Highland Heights, OH, 44143 Length of residence in that community: 27 years Facebook: none Occupation: High school mathematics teacher Twitter: none Campaign website: none Employer: University School

Elected office experience: Member, Mayfield Board of Education, 2010 present Education: Mayfield High School, 2004 Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, 2008 Kent State University, Master of Library and Information Science, 2009 John Carroll University, Master of Education, 2012 Marital status: Single Should you be elected, what are three specific areas youd like to change, address, improve, or further research, and how specifically would you go about it? First, I want to continue to improve the quality of education that our students receive. This means a great number of things: continue to support professional development for our staff, prepare for the next generation of state assessments, expand opportunities in career-based education, etc. Second, Id like to continue Mayfields practice of addressing the whole student. With the PATHS program (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies), Mayfield is already helping students develop emotional intelligence and the skills to resolve conflicts. We must continue to find innovative programs like PATHS that can prepare our students for their futures. Third, I want to continue the great work the District has been doing with the Mayfield Teacher Evaluation System (MTES). The goal must be to use the evaluation to improve the education of our students. MTES will play a major role in improving the quality of instruction for all students. Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you? First, with all of the changes coming from the state (principal and teacher evaluations, Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Ohio New Learning Standards), Board members must be able to thoroughly consider the issues associated with these changes. The experience Ive gained on the Board over the past four years allows me to do exactly that.

Second, continuity is vital to the long-term success of our schools. Keeping the current Board intact will allow us to continue the great work we have been doing. Third, as a teacher, I have a unique insight into the challenges of education in the 21st century. My teaching experience adds an important voice to the Boards conversation. Finally, as a 2004 graduate of Mayfield High School, I understand the challenges our students face in the classroom and once they graduate. I care deeply about our students, and Im committed to improving their education.