B.A in History from Boston College. Upon graduation he was accepted into Teach For America and from 1996 to 1999 Derek taught U.S. History and African-American Studies in the Baltimore City Public School system. From Baltimore, Derek embarked on new adventures, and for the last ten years he has been working at international schools overseas in Egypt, Ghana, and Venezuela. He aims to return to the U.S. soon to obtain a leadership position in public education. Currently, Derek lives in Caracas, Venezuela and teaches at Escuela Campo Alegre – The American International School in Venezuela where he is the HS Social Studies Department Head and International Baccalaureate History teacher and examiner.