Cast Your VoteDavid Taylor

Dayton Early College Academy

Week 3:  Casually Cool


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What hobbies, activities, and pastimes fuel your passion?

I really value being active, and I run and workout every day and ride bikes with my kids.  My wife and I are really about finding ways to spend time as a family.  We read, take road trips to see family and visit museums and zoos.  Being an educator and a parent are jobs that really help to drive each other.  I see things that happen to students and most failings are due to a weak support system.  I know what my dad did for me, and I want to bring that attention and support to both my family and my job.

Week 2: Workplace Image


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What does an average day (or week) of your life look like?

I wear business clothes most every day because I want to set an example for my students.  The way you dress impacts the way people react to you.  If you dress and act with style and purpose and carry yourself with dignity, people will react accordingly and will respect you.  I run a school where I can help provide teachers and schools with tools and work with teachers, students and parents to help them get the most of this life.…and life should always be about treating people with respect, doing what is best for kids and doing whatever we can to help the future of Dayton.

Week 1: First Impressions

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How did you become the man you are today?

My dad was a big influence in my life. I grew up watching how he treated his wife and kids, and I had an understanding early on that was how I needed to act and behave.  A lot of my friends didn’t have that kind of influence, but in our family, our dad was our hero!  That lesson seems to be more important than ever in my life today as I see young men around me sometimes struggling to find role models. I’ve learned through my father that the best way to be a good father is to love your wife, show daughters how husbands should treat them, and show your sons how to be the best husbands.

Why should people vote for you as the best Role Model for Men at Work?

You should vote for me because no one else here looks like Nick Cannon!

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