Bob Dean was a Clark County Builder for 17 years before he returned to the high school classroom. He has taught high school mathematics for more than 20 years.
He was appointed by the State Board of Education to be on its' Math Advisory Panel and was later appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to be on the standards revision team that wrote new math standards for the state.
He has written numerous op-ed articles on math education that have been published around the state and has been a presenter on math issues at the University of Washington, the state legislature, and the Washington Association of School Administrators.
He remains a strong advocate for real improvement of math education.