Johanna Jaara Åstrand has been President of Lärarförbundet-the Swedish Teachers’ Union since 2014. She became a member of Education International’s Executive Board in 2015, and since 2021 she serves as a Vice-President of EI for the European region. Ms Jaara Åstrand is a teacher of Swedish, social science and mathematics. She started working in primary education in 1996 and has mainly taught 4-6th grade. Her union activism in Lärarförbundet started already in 1999 in the city of Örnsköldvisk, where she served on the board of the local union branch. Five years later she was elected a member of Lärarförbundet’s National Executive Board.