Elizabeth Moffly, Candidate for SC State Superintendent of Education, Opens Her State Campaign Office in the Lowcountry

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Elizabeth Moffly, announces that she is a candidate for the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education position. "Learning should be fun and relevant! The joy of learning is a life-long endeavor. Schools must launch the excitement of learning NOW, by making each student's education useful and relevant to future needs in life beyond secondary school!" says Moffly. She is uniquely qualified for the position and she proved that by identifying solutions for improvement during her 2006 campaign. At that time, she envisioned and championed replacement of the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test and establishment of the Office of School Choice. She was appointed to the 2006 Transition Team and both her improvements were enacted! In fact, they are the only two changes that have been made in the last four years. Real Choice! Real Change! She opened her campaign office at 1127 Queensborough Boulevard, Suite 102, Mt. Pleasant, SC on Monday March 1, 2010.

“Learning should be fun and relevant! The joy of learning is a life-long endeavor. Schools must launch the excitement of learning NOW by making each student’s education useful and relevant to future needs in life beyond secondary school!”

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Elizabeth Moffly, announces that she is a candidate for the South Carolina State Superintendent of Education position. "Learning should be fun and relevant! The joy of learning is a life-long endeavor. Schools must launch the excitement of learning NOW, by making each student's education useful and relevant to future needs in life beyond secondary school!" says Moffly. She is uniquely qualified for the position and she proved that by identifying solutions for improvement during her 2006 campaign. At that time, she envisioned and championed replacement of the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test and establishment of the Office of School Choice. She was appointed to the 2006 Transition Team and both her improvements were enacted! In fact, they are the only two changes that have been made in the last four years. Real Choice! Real Change! She opened her campaign office at 1127 Queensborough Boulevard, Suite 102, Mt. Pleasant, SC on Monday March 1, 2010.

"Learning should be fun and relevant! The joy of learning is a life-long endeavor. Schools must launch the excitement of learning NOW, by making each student's education useful and relevant to future needs in life beyond secondary school!" says Elizabeth Moffly at the opening of her campaign office in Mt Pleasant, SC, confirming her place as a candidate on the Republican ticket in South Carolina for State Superintendent of Education (http://ed.sc.gov/agency/superintendent/).

How will she do that? Elizabeth plans to implement real choice and real change by starting work on the following four points:

1)    Offer BOTH college prep and vocational education routes to a high school diploma

2)    Align SC State High School Diploma 24-credit graduation requirement to the Commission of Higher Education's 19-credit recommendation for college admission standards - saving the state almost half a billion dollars, without making cuts to education basics

3)    Change the South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale to align with the rest of the nation's 10-point scale

4)    Revise the Standards of Learning to provide a strong foundation of the basics - reading, writing, and arithmetic - giving students the tools to succeed in life

Elizabeth understands that teamwork is the key to success in every organization. Collaboration among teachers, administrators, students, parents, and public-private partnerships has a major impact in creating school environments that foster innovation and creativity.

Elizabeth believes that, "The job of the State Superintendent of Education is to lead inter-agency collaboration to address and develop policies that are in the best interest of student achievement. It is also to ensure that every child is able to critically think and effectively communicate, thus becoming good and productive citizens."

She realizes that a key issue in ensuring economic development growth and the excellent quality of life in our state is increasing the graduation rate of skilled and educated workers. South Carolina has a one-size-fits-all system of standardization that only graduates approximately two-thirds of our high school students. Implementing the above proposals will go a long way toward addressing that objective by increasing the rate of graduation.

Ms. Moffly knows how to effect changes to address problems of public education with teamwork. She was appointed to the 2006 Transition Team (http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/transition/transitionteam.html) when she envisioned and championed replacement of the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (http://ed.sc.gov/agency/Accountability/Assessment/old/assessment/PACT/) and establishment of the Office of School Choice (http://sceducationchoice.com/public_school_choice_structures/ ). Both improvements have been made!

"Providing multiple pathways to graduation and personal success is the only solution if we
honestly address the facts that our children are unique individuals with varied interest and abilities, and our schools are expected to offer a seamless transition from school to work or post-secondary education." says Ms. Moffly.

Elizabeth lives with her husband and four children on a farm in Awendaw, SC. President of Moffly Construction and Real Estate, she has over 15 years of experience with her own four children in SC public education. As a business owner, wife, mother, teacher, and coach, she believes she is the most uniquely qualified candidate

Political Experience:
Republican Precinct President; Candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Education 2006, 2010; 2006 Transition Team Choice Committee under South Carolina Superintendent, Dr. Jim Rex, and past United States Department of Education Secretary, Dick Riley; Review of Academic Committee to recommend possible state takeover of low performing schools; Republican Precinct Vice President

Career:
Small Business President and Owner of Moffly Construction and Real Estate, Deer Creek Equestrian Farm, Shem Creek Commercial Fishing Dock, Liberal Arts Academy, Educational Consultant for School Choice

Education:
Queens College, Charlotte, NC; College of Charleston; Burt Brush School of Real Estate; South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Child Abuse and Neglect Program; Constitutional Rights and Government Regulations

Elizabeth is the right choice. She is ready to work for you, to hit the ground running, and to implement her plan. She needs your vote and support!

Vote Elizabeth Moffly - the only Real Choice, for Real Change!
find her blog at http://www.stateofeducationsc.blogspot.com and find her on FaceBook at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information, contact:
James M. Waddell, Campaign Coordinator
843-849-6808

Paid for by the Committee for Elect Elizabeth Moffly to State Superintendent of Education

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