Derek Zandt Waxahachie ISD
Derek is a family man with a commitment to being an exemplary example
to those around him. Not only intelligent, but Derek also is not afraid to take a step in a new direction while listening to the voices of experienced teachers and administrators. He exhibits a real concern for the faculty and staff with whom he serves and a keen understanding of the educational process. Derek has the ability to motivate those around him while remaining well organized and willing to work beyond whatâ€™s expected. Derek is a true teacher, motivator, coach and role model. During his 11 years with the WISD, Derek has proven to be a leader with advanced management skills, questioning techniques, and pedagogical insights seen in veteran teachers. Derek often raises thought-provoking questions that illuminate the tough issues dominating society today. He recently completed his Masterâ€™s Degree in only 18 months. In addition to serving as the Finley Junior High Assistant Principal, Derek was a leader on the 2017 WISDâ€™s Long Range Planning Committee and has spent countless hours working with students in the school district. Derek is also involved in youth sports and his local church.
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