"Hello! I'm Derek! I am a former preschool and secondary teacher at a large Christian school in Los Angeles. I moved to the area in May to take an assistant and children's pastor position. I have a lifetime of experience in the education field. First, as a student of course, and then as a teacher. My favorite teachers and professors were the ones that were caring, challenging, and competent. I want my students to know that I care for them. I want them to know that I will challenge the to improve"