Bio

Derek is a self-professed Star Wars, Marvel, and video game enthusiast. An Oakland native and avid Warriors fan, he comes to Northern Light with a decade of High School Math teaching experience in Oakland Unified School District. Derek is passionate about education, his two boys, and delicious food. As a former Northern Light student and OUSD graduate, he is excited to return to the school that first cultivated his interest in learning and join its exceptional staff.