Derek is a math and science teacher/mentor here at Fusion Academy. He attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated in 2015 with a degree in mathematics and a minor in computer science. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, he was a math instructor for the Leadership Academy – a summer program for fifth graders orchestrated by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Urban Education. In his free time, Derek likes to run, bike, and play volleyball. He also enjoys hiking and visiting national parks. His favorite park is Glacier National Park in Montana.