Meet Michael

Meet Dr. Michael Daniels, the current College-wide Chair for Business & Computer Science programs at Eastern Florida State College. Michael's humility, experience in education, community involvement, and core values are what make him the best choice to represent Orange County public schools in District 3.

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Dedicated to Education

Michael and his wife of 25 years, Jennifer Daniels, share a love for teaching and learning. Not only does Michael hold a doctorate in education and teach collegiate courses, his wife has been a teacher in Orange County Public Schools for over 20 years! Mrs. Daniels has served at four elementary schools and was selected as Teacher of the Year at two of them!

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School Volunteer
for 24+ Years

Dr. Daniels has been a school volunteer since 1999, when he first began helping his wife, an OCPS teacher, chaperone field trips. Here is a photo of Michael chaperoning for a Pine Hills Elementary field trip in 1999. This is why Dr. Daniels believes parent engagement is so important. Parent and teacher partnerships lead to student success. 

Michael's Family

Michael & Jennifer have two children who graduated from Freedom High School in Orange County and are currently in college. One is a graduate student at Saint Leo University studying Computer Science, while the other is a senior at UCF's College of Engineering. Parent engagement in college and career planning is one of Michael's greatest passions!


During his free time, Michael enjoys state and national parks, football, fishing, and snow skiing. He is always up for a new adventure!

Trained & Qualified

Michael holds a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University, attended graduate school at Florida State University and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!

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Committed to
Student Success

Dr. Daniels enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Business and Computer Sciences. His view into the college world is an important perspective for helping to create more pathways for student success. He believes every child is different and paths and opportunities should better reflect that.

A Servant's Heart

Michael has a servant's heart, helping to make the community better for all. He is a true role model who leads by example, whether that's as a SAC member for Orange Technical College, President of All Saints Lutheran Church, SAC Chair at Freedom High School, or Volunteer for "A Gift for Teaching". Check out his CV below for even more examples of his servant spirit!

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Experienced & Ready to Serve

Michael Daniels has the experience, education, and core values to serve District 3. He is ready for the job, he just needs your vote.


Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

2021-Present College-wide Chair of Academic Affairs @Eastern Florida State College

2021-Present Associate Campus Administrator @Eastern Florida State College                  


2022-Present Adjunct Professor of Business & Computer Sciences @Eastern Florida State College 


2012-2021 Campus Director @Nova Southeastern University-Orlando       

2004-2012 Assistant Director-Program Development @Nova Southeastern University-Orlando


2003-2004 Assistant Director-Admissions @Argosy University-Tampa      


2001-2003 Manager @Walt Disney World/College & Int. Ops


1994-2001  Manager @Walt Disney World/ Magic Kingdom Ops     

Volunteering & Service

2021-Present Vice-Chair @Orange County Health Facilities Board


2010-2020 Vice-Chair @Orange County Educational Facilities Board


2017-2021 Board Member @Orange County Health Facilities Board


2016-2020 Finance Chair @All Saints Lutheran Church


2014-2021 SAC Member @Orange Technical College (OCPS)      


2006-2019 Volunteer @A Gift For Teaching


2016-2017 Chair-Fund Distribution Process @Orange County Citizens Review Panel


2014-2016 Founder/Assistant Coach @Bomberz Girls' Travel Softball  12U&14U


2014-2015 President @All Saints Lutheran Church


2012-2016 Chair-SAC @Freedom Middle School


2012-2016 PTA @Freedom Middle/High School


2010-2016 Board Member/Vice Chair @Orange County Citizens Review Panel


2006-2016 Teach-in/ Volunteer @Orange County Public Schools       



Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University

Educational Specialist in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University

Masters in Management of Information Systems from Florida State University (2024)

MBA in Management from Nova Southeastern University

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration/Legal Studies from University of Central Florida