Board of Education Candidate Questionnaire

There are 4 candidates running for 3 at-large Board of Education seats. On November 5th, 2013 you will have the opportunity to vote for 3 of the 4 candidates on your ballot.

  • Robert F. Dober (incumbent member)
  • Nicholas Dorsey (incumbent member)
  • Rosalind Moore
  • Pamela D. Poindexter-Crews (incumbent President)

This is the 2012-2013 Maple Heights City School District Report Card that is referred to in question number 5.

Board of Education Candidate Questionnaire

We contacted each candidate for Board of Education and requested they complete a brief questionnaire. Below, you will find the answers (of those who responded). We hope that you will find it informative.

Q1: Please enter your name as it will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

Robert F. Dober

Q2: What gave you the desire to run for Board of Education?

Life-long commitment to learning and desire to share that devotion.

Q3: What is your connection to Maple Schools?

8 year Board member. Graduate of M.H. 5 Children graduated from Maple Schools.

Q4: What experience do you bring to the Maple School’s Board of Education?

Jr. High High School teacher. Head Master of International American School of The Hague, Netherlands. Head of two CCC departments.

Q5: What is your vision for Maple Schools and the community? What are two practical steps that you would take to achieve this vision?

Increase love of learning- more emphasis upon etymology and number bases. Make everyone a poet.

Q6: Take a moment to review the Ohio School Report Card for Maple Schools found here: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/District-Report.aspx?DistrictIRN=044305. What is your response regarding the grades given to Maple Schools?

Complex, hard to interpret – question validity of methodology and goals.

Q7: Where can residents find more information about you?

Call me – or those who have known me as a civil service charter commission and member of council.

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Q1: Please enter your name as it will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot.

ROSALIND MOORE

Q2: What gave you the desire to run for Board of Education?

I want to run for the Board of Education because I want to see all students able to have access to the best opportunities to do their best at attaining an exceptional education. As a parent, I understand the daily commitment in assisting our children to be successful in completing their daily school work and preparing our students to cope with life challenges.

Q3: What is your connection to Maple Schools?

My connection to Maple Heights is that I am a 15 year resident. I worked for the Maple Heights School system for 4 years in the Board Office as a Financial Specialist for benefits and in the elementary school as a Library Clerk at Stafford. In addition, my son also attends the high school.

Q4: What experience do you bring to the Maple School’s Board of Education?

The experience I bring to the Maple School’s Board as a resident is support and community awareness. I am committed and loyal to our school system and city. In addition, I look forward to working with the school board, educators, and support staff in building the education level where it should be and strengthening the communication with the residents.

Q5: What is your vision for Maple Schools and the community? What are two practical steps that you would take to achieve this vision?

The first vision I have is to be the means of having a transparency of the school system with the community. In order to increase parent and community support we need to be open with our decisions and how the schools are rated by the state. This way the community can be involved and invested in improving our schools and helping our students. The second vision is that our students have a full understanding of the importance of having a solid base in their education. Also, as students they learn to value their own education and be invested in performing with high marks and have pride in doing well in school. This way our students learn at a young age the path ways offered with having a good education to be successful in their future, community and the working environment. We also need to remember, that every child will not be going to college. Therefore, we must prepare our students to be ready for the working careers.

Q6: Take a moment to review the Ohio School Report Card for Maple Schools found here: http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/District-Report.aspx?DistrictIRN=044305. What is your response regarding the grades given to Maple Schools?

. In response to the grades earned by the Maple Heights School District from the Ohio School State Report, the parents and the community should expect a lot more from the school system. The parents and community should expect the schools to excel in every aspect of the components of the State’s Testing System. However, the Add Value progress of scoring an “A” was great and every parent should expect no less because this shows that your child is learning from one year to another even if they are not testing at their grade levels in Reading, Math, Writing, Language Arts, and Science. On the other hand, the scores of “D and F” throughout our school buildings is not acceptable. We should strive to have excellent grades that reflect the passion and interest that I have seen from the teachers and staff who want our students to have those qualities to be the outstanding students that excel.

Q7: Where can residents find more information about you?

The residents can email me at rozmoore2003@yahoo.com for finding out information about me. I will be glad to speak with our residents.

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2 Responses to Board of Education Candidate Questionnaire

  1. Lisa Aaron October 17, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    The City of Maple Heights is ready for fresh eyes, dedication, commitment, and actual Parental perspectives towards the growth and improvement of your district.

    Rather than the day to day blah, blah of government/standards that are not explained to your constituents effectively for them to make an impact or be energized about.

    Maple Heights needs Rosalind Moore to be this person on your School Board. She is the bridge to bringing engagement of parents and students to the forefront which will lead to infectious unity and enthusiasm back to your Teachers and then governmental standards being reached and ultimately EXCELLED.

    What’s the saying- “Without a solid foundation and framework, no matter what you put in the inside to make it look pretty, it won’t prevent it from constantly shifting and crumbling.” Rosalind Moore can be your stabilizer and continuity.

    Get out and vote for Rosalind.

    Thank you,

    Lisa Aaron, BS, AAS, MLT (ASCP)
    Community College Educator

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