About Derek



I‘ve been fortunate in my career to have had some great experiences and made a difference helping kids grow and achieve. I’ve served urban and rural schools/districts as reading specialist, math teacher, curriculum facilitator, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum and innovation.


In 2014, Derek was recognized as a National Digital Principal of the Year. As an active PLN builder in NC, he was named 1 of 25 to Follow on #NCED. He has also spoken about middle schools on a White House panel in 2018.

The Revolution is Here!

The Revolution is a resource to help school and educators shift to learner centered practices. Derek is the proud co-author and shares with others on how we can change schools

3 thoughts on “About Derek”

  1. Hello sir. I have been an Assistant Principal for a year and I recently started a new podcast that is devoted to dynamic educational leaders. This show is also dedicated to assisting new administrators with the transition to the principalship. I’ve read your blog post on this topic and I think you’d be a great asset to my podcast. Would you be interested in being a guest on my show? The podcast can be found at principallyspeaking.com and I am MrJasonBodnar on Twitter. Thank you!

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