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Date questionnaire completed: 9-25-2013 Office sought: Willoughby-Eastlake School Board

Election Questionnaire Political party: Republican Name: Dan Hoffman

Age: _____ Date of birth _______

Place of birth: Cleveland

Home address: 5705 DeerCreek Drive Willoughby Length of residence in that community: 30 years Facebook: __________ Twitter:____________

Campaign Web site: _____________ Employer: Ashland

Occupation: College instructor / Retired public School Teacher 35 years University. Elected office experience: Willoughby-Eastlake School Board

Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): Past President of Lake County Football Coaches Association Education: I have both Bachelor and Master degrees in education – with an emphasis in technology and Business. Presently I provide at the college level undergraduate and graduate technology courses for educators. I have created and update the only educational website of its kind in the United States for education. Marital status: Married Name of spouse Karen Name and age of children Kelly and Connie Organizations: Member of the North East Ohio Football Official Association Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’ like to change, address, improve or further research, and how specifically would you go about it?: My first objective is to continue to maintain the strong financial school district that we currently have. We have gone from a $88 million deficit to become a financially secure for the next several years and hope to continue doing so. Being very prudent in spending tax payers money is one of the reasons I am on the school board. To maintain this concept I will continue to ask questions and find out why or what we are spending money on.

The second objective is to make sure that there is equality throughout the district. All schools in the district should be given equal support in reference to instructional technology and support for all students. This will be done by repeatedly going to all schools and observing what is currently made available to all teachers for their students. In order to be an effective board member I must know what is going on in all the schools. My third objective is to continue to improve emphasis on professional development within the district. I have been providing professional development during my current tenure the past four years. I wish to continue with no cost to the tax payers. Doing this has saved the tax payers well over $200,000. I created and currently update an educational website that is on the cutting edge of education. Teachers, parents, and students may use this at any time for free. Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should votes elect you? My experience as both an educator at different levels and as a resident in the WilloughbyEastlake School district has provided me a unique opportunity to serve the people. In the past 30 years, I have become extremely knowledgeable with all schools and staff in the district. I am aware of changes that are currently taking place and how they will influence students and home values. To be a voice of the people I must continue to work with teachers in the schools and observe what is presently going on.

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