|Name||Dan T. Hallman|
|Address||PO Box 174 |
Anderson, South Carolina 29622-0174, United States
|Last Modifed||Joshua L.|
Apr 19, 2005 07:19pm
|Info||Dan is a lifelong South Carolinian. He grew up in a rural South Carolina town, the son of a farmer and insurance agent. He is an educator who has served South Carolina for 30 years. Dan is a father and grandfather. Dan has been happily married for the past 39 years to the former Ramona Mabus of Batesburg, S.C. and he has 3 beautiful grandchildren. There are two schoolteachers in Dan's immediate family. Christian principles and high moral standards provide the foundation for Dan's everyday life. |
Dan understands today's educational educational system and how it works because he has spent most of his adult life working in it. Dan has been a statewide leader in the South Carolina Vocational Education Association and the South Carolina Vocational Guidance and Placement Association. Also, he has spent many years working with Adult and Community Education. He was also active in the South Carolina Vocational Director's Association. He has been a successful coach, classroom teacher, guidance counselor, school level administrator and district level administrator. Education was Dan's life for many years. Dan is an educator by trade, not a politician. He is a compassionate, hardworking, dedicated leader in the education arena. Dan T. Hallman will work to make you, the voter proud, of his conservative efforts to reform education in South Carolina for everyone.
Dear Citizens of South Carolina:
For many years in the past, until the present, our beautiful state has struggled to get more than two or three levels from the bottom in education. More money continues to be pumped into salaries at the state level and additional personnel has been added, but little has been done for early childhood education, elementary education and the classroom in general. We are certainly not proud of this accomplishment. Many good educators have worked long and hard to bring about change. These educators cannot do it by themselves. Some small gains are being made, but not enough overt activity is happening at the state level. There is too much passivity. Reform is needed. I can help bring the necessary changes at the state level. I owe no one and political factions will not restrain me. If you send me to Columbia as your State Superintendent of Education, I will turn over as many stones as possible to find the diamond that we so desperately need. The challenge is great because our educational problems continue to grow and our responsibility is to do something about these problems. This is why I want to be your next State Superintendent of Education. I will make a difference.
I grew up in a working class family in Springfield, S.C. and I now live in Anderson, S.C. where I am a retired educator. Ramona, my wife, a Columbia College graduate, and I have raised our two children Jason and Hilary to become productive members in society. They now have families of their own. We want the best for our three grandchildren, your grandchildren and all children in South Carolina. I want to make sure that our educational values make it to Columbia. If you send me to Columbia as your next State Superintendent of Education, I will make you proud. My Christian principles and values will be my guide.