Season 2, Episode 8 with Derek McCoy #FocusED

Season 2, Episode 8 with Derek McCoy #FocusED

Leading the Education Revolution with Guest Derek McCoy 

This is Season 2, Episode 8 of FocusED, and it features guest, Derek McCoy. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Derek has to say about leading a revolution in education and engaging with the change we seek to make.  


Derek McCoy Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

Currently the principal of North Asheboro Middle School in Asheboro City Schools, Derek has over 20 years of experience as a middle school principal, assistant principal, and middle school math teacher. He’s been very fortunate to have been part of difference-making teams and schools that have helped learners and teachers grow and achieve in rural, urban, low-income learning environments.

He embraces his mission to create learning environments that serve learners and help adults change practices, beliefs, and skillsets to meet the needs of schools. Being the difference for learners by being the leaders we need them to be is a passion point he brings to celebrate and show how we all can be that Revolutionary!

In 2014, Derek was recognized as a National Digital Principal of the Year. As an active PLN builder in North Carolina, he was named 1 of 25 to Follow on #NCED. In 2018 he was asked to join a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss with lawmakers the critical need to rethink middle school education.


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