Manager, Program Development
Derrell establishes and coordinates programmatic activities associated with RAR’s expansion in Baltimore City. In addition, he supports and trains licensed affiliate organizations to implement the Raising A Reader program.
Having been a Baltimore City Public School teacher for over the past seven years and having served in various educational leadership roles such as lead teacher, teacher mentor and Chairman of the S.I.T (student improvement team) Derrell has great experience in both school outreach and staff development. He has received his B.A. in English from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is currently enrolled at Morgan State University completing his Masters of Arts in Education.
Derrell is a conversationalist who enjoys engaging with friends, family and familiar faces, but in his spare time he is often found listening to or singing with his first love: music.