“I have always thought that students benefit from a unique, individualized approach. As a teacher, I strived to meet students where they were at, and I enjoyed using innovative strategies to engage our young learners. I believe that students will succeed if they have the support and skills to empower them to do so. As an administrator, I use my lenses as a former teacher and counselor to help develop an educational system that closes learning gaps and promotes student success. I always operate from a student first approach, and I am very lucky to be surrounded by a great group of teachers that feel the same way.”
Aside from teaching, Mrs. Derby also enjoys traveling, being creative, and spending time with her husband Logan and son Myles.