Derek Wright

Grade Level:
JH History/DCC Connect

Get to know me!

About Me:Retired professional Athlete that has played basketball throughout Europe for more then a decade. Now that I am home in my free time I enjoy bowling, roller skating, and most importantly spending time with my family.


Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee- BA Public Relations 2008

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

MBA – Liberal Studies 2021

This is my first year teaching elementary school PE, and also Dream City Connect. Where I guide over students that have online classes. However, DCC CONNECT has given me a chance to connect with students about life, mental health issues, and after their work is completed their experiences in America and here at Dream City. Most of the international kids are surprised how much I know about their culture.

How did I start teaching: I chose teaching because I want to help children succeed in life. I feel like a lot of students are misunderstood but need guidance and respond differently when they understand someone is in their corner. From my experiences abroad and throughout my life I have always been a leader and have helped so many young adults hold themselves accountable and stay focused on the big picture when it comes to achieving their dreams in life.

Favorite Subjects: Mathematics

Favorite Bible Verse: “A mans heart plan his way , but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9