Northern Garrett High School
Derek Berger, Science Teacher
Garrett County – Northern Garrett High School
Derek Berger earned a B.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and a M.A. in Secondary Education from Frostburg State University in 2004. He has participated in curriculum development, led a student-centered engineering project, attended the Educator Effectiveness Academy, and presented STEM professional development. Currently he leads a Professional Learning Community, participates in the Common Core Transition Team, and mentors students in the NRAO Pulsar Search Collaboratory. He has been teaching at Northern Garrett High since 2004, where he strives to incorporate technology and implement instructional practices that empower students to be college and career ready.