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Sen. Dave BraswellI was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina: I was an elementary reading teacher for six years, a principal for nine years and a senior agency administrator (superintendent) for 4 years. I have taught in Georgia and North Carolina.  I served with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a principal and senior agency administrator, (superintendent) for eleven years and served in that capacity in North Carolina, South Dakota and New Mexico.

I am currently the CEO & Co-Founder of UpSlope Solutions and co-author, with my business partner Randall Eden, of the Risk Management in Education Series, Legal Issues & Employee Risk Management in Education. Prior to co-founding UpSlope, I served as the Vice President for Education at PLATO Learning Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTR) and as the founder and President of TeachMaster Technologies Inc.

I have more than 30 years of experience in instructional practice and research and I am the principal author & designer of numerous instructional, curriculum and standards assessment management software systems including: Standards Toolkit, Standards Record Keeping & Reporting, Standards Reference Master, Standards Design Master, Standards Vocabulary Master, Standards Assessment Resource Library, and Standards Teaching Activities and Plans. My standards reform research and technology-driven software solutions have been marketed and sold worldwide through PLATO Learning, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Educated at Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina, I received a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) in 1979, followed by a Master of Education in Administration (MAED) in 1986. My wife Rhonda and I have three grown daughters, all attending Arizona universities.  We have been married for 25 years and have lived in Arizona and the Moon Valley community of North Phoenix since moving to Arizona in 1993.

I served as an elected Governing Board member in the Washington Elementary School District from 1999 to 2002 and was later appointed to the Board again for a one year term in 2008. I was also elected to the Glendale Union High School District Governing Board from 2003 to 2006 and served as Board President during my final year.  In 2003, I was appointed to serve as a member of the Joint Legislative Committee for the implementation of All Day Kindergarten state-wide and am one of three principle authors of the All Day Kindergarten legislation. I am also an appointed member of the State of Arizona Leadership Initiative serving the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I have served for almost four years as the Chairman of the Legislative District 6 republican committee. All members of my family are life-long Republicans. I continue to serve as a Republican precinct committeeman and an Arizona state committeeman.

I am proud that my educational expertise is highly sought after and it is my pleasure to speak to education groups throughout the nation discussing a variety of legal and risk management issues facing schools on a daily basis that negatively impact student achievement.  I am a strong and steadfast proponent of education choice and believe parents have the right to send their children to public, charter, private schools or teach them in a home school environment.

Currently, I am an Arizona State Senator serving the constituents of Legislative District 6. I believe the opinion of constituents on issues regarding pending legislation is one of the critical factors I gauge before making a determination to vote in favor or against legislation.  If you would like to email me, please include your full name, home address, zip code and phone number with your email to: Dave@DaveBraswell.com.

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