Derek Taylor recently entered the field of education after receiving his Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education through the University of Denver. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in German, from the University of the South and the University of Colorado in Boulder, respectively. Mr. Taylor’s main goal is to get to know his students’ biggest goals and aspirations and to help make them a reality.
Mr. Taylor taught German for two years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has also student taught 6th grade at an Expeditionary Learning school here in Denver. After many years of living in Germany and Tennessee, Mr. Taylor is happy to call Colorado his new home.
He enjoys playing basketball and hopes to eventually coach at the high school level. His other interests include playing the drums, reading a wide variety of literature, learning languages, snowboarding, and enjoying the outdoors (stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking).