Derek Graves is the Director of STEM Academic Education at Grayson, developing multi-disciplinary curriculum to build computational thinking and deliver complex science, engineering, and mathematics courses and electives for our gifted students. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Graves taught Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science, and Spanish at Grayson.
Mr. Graves holds a double degree from Swarthmore College in math and philosophy, and pursued additional math pedagogy coursework at Brown University. Prior to that, he earned an International Baccalaureate diploma from a United World College school in Mbabane, Swaziland. While he’s happy to teach and chat in Spanish, he assures us that his siSwati (one of the official languages of Swaziland) is too rusty to share. He also enjoys soccer and improv comedy.