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CERTI Welcomes Dr. Derek Porter to Advisory Council

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Center for Educational Research and Technological Innovation (CERTI) is honored to welcome Dr. Derek S. Porter as the newest member of its advisory council.

Dr. Derek S. Porter earned an Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership in '21 from the College of William & Mary. Dr. Porter began his time at St. Christopher's School in Richmond as a middle school Global Thinking teacher. Over the last decade, he has built upon his work with students by serving as a faculty research coordinator with the Center for the Study of Boys in Richmond, VA. Through these experiences, he discovered a passion for professional learning models, making it the focus of his dissertation and subsequent conference presentations. Prior to teaching, Dr. Porter earned an M.A. from Yale University, where he partnered with Bridgeport Public Schools' MAAX Program. He received his B.A. in Social Studies Secondary Education with a concentration in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Porter is an award-winning educator, a published thought leader, and a poet seeking to tell the new stories of our educational landscape with beauty and fidelity. 

The mission of CERTI is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate new programs and practices utilizing innovative, learner-centered technology in partnership with institutions of higher education and in collaboration with the K-12 community.