Mike Beranek, a third-grade teacher on release from Western Hills Elementary School in West Des Moines was elected president of the Iowa State Education Association in April 2018 by member delegates who attended the ISEA annual Delegate Assembly. He served as vice-president of the ISEA from 2012-2018. A 30-year veteran teacher, Mike has also served as the ISEA’s representative on the NEA Board of Directors 2009 to 2012, and has been active in the association as a member of the ISEA Executive Board.
He is a member of the Commission on Educator Leadership and Compensation, the ISEA representative to the Iowa Reading Resource Center (IRRC), and a member of the State Data Longitudinal System Advisory Committee.
Mike was the proud recipient of the Disney American Teacher Award for 2001, being cited for his innovative classroom projects and activities. Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Pre-school from Iowa State University in 1984, and a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 1988. Mike.Beranek@isea.org