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Mr. Derrick

Dr. Keith A. Derrick


I am excited to return to Advantage Academy for my 5th year. I have been teaching Special Education for a total of 9 years. This year, I will be part of the Learning Center.


I have a Masters in Economics and a Doctorate in Business Management. I am a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer and have been fortunate to have traveled extensively all over the world. I am married with 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren. I currently reside in Ft. Worth and most likely will remain in the area for the foreseeable future.


I love to scuba dive, snorkel, travel, and especially love to read. I am an avid sci-fic/fantasy reader and currently read 2 or 3 books a week. That of course doubles over the summer. This summer we will be going on a Costa Rica vacation and I am sure I will have some funny stories to tell for all your enjoyment.


I have worked in many fields after I retired from the Army and before I turned to teaching. I have been a General Manager, Program Manager, Consultant, and Director of Training. This experience has helped me while teaching my students. I have used this experience in order to give my students a real-life perspective on what they will need out in the workforce to today and tomorrow.


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