Masters In Educational Leadership, University of Warwick, UK
BSc (Hons) Environmental Studies, De Montfort University, UK
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Leicester, UK
Derrick has been in education for over 30 years. He originally grew up in London and moved abroad in the 1990’s. He was in the United Arab Emirates for 20 years in roles ranging from teaching, inspecting schools and as a consultant setting up a number of new schools. Originally born in Malaysia, Derrick and his wife moved back to South East Asia in order to travel and experience life in Vietnam.
He is a keen guitarist and together with his band he played in a number of venues in the UAE. Also, a keen triathlete and Derrick has enjoyed in competitions in France, UAE and England. Since moving to Hanoi, he has entered half marathons.
He is currently studying for his PhD in School Improvement and is passionate about making positive changes in education.