David Romick is currently serving his first two-year term as the president of the Dayton Education Association, the Ohio Education Association affiliate in Dayton, Ohio. David earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster in 1986 and his master’s in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. He is a veteran teacher, with twenty years in the Dayton Public Schools teaching language arts and special education. David has been involved in union activities for fifteen years, most recently serving four years as the vice president of the Dayton Education Association. His simple philosophy – Focus on the Local – has contributed to creating a collaborative atmosphere within the school district which has helped to put the Dayton Public Schools on the road to improvement.