Kevin Dykema is an energetic teacher and presenter who has a passion for mathematics. He has taught 8th grade math for the past 26 years and is currently teaching at Mattawan (MI)Middle School. Kevin is the co-author of Productive Math Struggle. He also conducts many professional development sessions throughout the United States on the use of manipulatives in the math classroom to develop a conceptual understanding of the math. Kevin served on the Board of Directors for NCTM from 2016-2019 and is currently the President of NCTM. Kevin was a 2017 state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.