Prior to serving as regional superintendent, Daniels was principal at Mt. Vernon Township High School for four years. Before that, he was Grade School principal, then superintendent, for Waltonville Unit #1. He also worked as a science teacher for 14 years.
If he is not elected in November, Daniels said he plans to return to school administration as a superintendent, principal or similar type of position.
Garrett has been the ROE 13 regional superintendent for nine years and is now in her third term.
Prior to her current position, she worked for about a year as the assistant regional superintendent for ROE 13.
Before that, she was a teacher for roughly 20 years at school districts in Sandoval, Waltonville, Salem and Centralia.
Garrett said ROE 13 is currently made up of 32 public school districts and 12 private districts. When the consolidation occurs in 2015, those numbers will increase to 49 public districts and 13 private districts, she said.
“I welcome the challenge of bringing more into the group,” Garrett said. “It'll be a job. That's a lot of school districts.”
Garrett described her office's operations as a “well-oiled machine” and said planning and goal-setting are major priorities for her.
“I hope it's a good transition for everyone,” Garrett said.