Dykema is President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), an international mathematics education organization with more than 30,000 members. He has taught 8th grade mathematics for over 25 years and is currently at
Mattawan Middle School in southwest Michigan.
Dykema was actively involved with the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) before his serving a three-year term on the NCTM Board of Directors from 2016 to 2019. He served as a regional director for MCTM and later as the organization’s conference chair for six
years. He also co-founded an annual conference focused on students with disabilities in mathematics, which he has co-chaired since 2015. For his service he received MCTM’s Regional
Directors Award in 2007 for outstanding contributions and leadership in mathematics education as well as the organization’s Service Award in 2014.
Dykema is a frequent speaker before mathematics education audiences and has co-authored Productive Math Struggle, published by Corwin. He has also written several articles for Mathematics
Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12. Dykema loves working with others to help improve mathematics education for each and every student.
Kevin Dykema received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin University with a major in mathematics and he earned a secondary mathematics certification. He earned a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Michigan University, where he has also taught courses
for preservice teachers. He received an Alumni Achievement Award from Western Michigan University in 2019.