Scott DiMauro is beginning his first term as OEA Vice President. A high school social studies teacher with the Worthington Schools, Scott entered the education profession 22 years ago because he wanted to instill in his the students the critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills to be productive citizens in our democracy. The same commitment to democratic citizenship has driven his active union involvement throughout his career.
Prior to his election as Vice President, Scott served as President of Central OEA/NEA from 2004-2013, where he led a systematic effort to increase engagement from members from diverse backgrounds, develop a social media platform to educate the public on education reform, and expand member involvement in the political process. A former political action coordinator for the Central district, he currently serves as Chair of the NEA Standing Committee on Legislation.
Scott's prior experience includes service as full-time local president, a member of his local bargaining team, Central OEA Leadership Development Chair, a member of the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education State Council, Chairperson of the Central Ohio Regional Coordinating Council, and longtime delegate to OEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. Scott was one of three labor representatives on the Ohio School Employees Health Care Board.
Scott believes OEA and its members have an ongoing responsibility to protect and promote great public schools for every student, regardless of gender, income, race, ability, sexual orientation, or geography. With effective member organizing and public engagement, OEA will truly fulfill its mission as leader for children and public education.