Wendell Steinhauer, a high school mathematics teacher in Riverside public schools, is president of the New Jersey Education Association. Steinhauer previously served as NJEA’s vice president and secretary-treasurer. He was elected to a second two-year term as president effective Sept. 1, 2015.
Prior to becoming an NJEA officer, Wendell held many posts in both the Riverside Education Association and the Burlington County Education Association and served as president of both associations. He has also served at the national level as an NEA Director.
Wendell’s focus as NJEA president is on running an efficient, effective organization that advances the interests of members by advocating and working for great public schools for every New Jersey student.
A graduate of Clarion State College in Pennsylvania, Steinhauer holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his wife Mary, a middle school teacher in Riverside, have three grown children. Steinhauer has taught and coached in Riverside for 27 years.