Dennis Van Roekel is the President of the National Education Association in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City and a master’s degree in math education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He taught math for more than 20 years. He was elected NEA President by the 2008 NEA Representative Assembly. He is a co-founder of the International Summits on the Teaching Profession and is Vice-President of Education International.