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“Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.“

–John Maxwell

Derek Samuelson

Formerly Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy

Derek Samuelson is a social studies teacher and an enthusiastic supporter of the Highlander Institute's effort to expand the use of blended learning strategies in Rhode Island schools. Prior to moving to Michigan in winter 2016, he taught at Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School in Cumberland, RI.
  • Supported district admin team in development of plan for blended learning
  • Ran multiple differentiated PD sessions for elementary teachers
  • Developed Google PD for district to use in ongoing capacity