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Teachers - Middle School
Hi there! My name is Derk Unterschultz and I am thrilled to be teaching your child for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
I have been married for 18 years to my beautiful wife, Karen. She grew up in Rumsey, not too far away from Delburne and and we visit this area of Alberta frequently. We have 4 amazing boys: Ethan, 15, Markus, 12, Grayson, 10, and Dayne, 8. As you can imagine, our house is rarely quiet. We also have a 6 year old dog named Cassidy and a remale hedgehog named Charlie.
I have four passions in life: spending time with my family, waterskiing (I’m sure that my wife will tell you the order of these two should be reversed), watching and participating in sports, and using technology. I have coached many sports including football, basketball and soccer, with a recent stint as an co-coach for our DCS Jr. High White Volleyball team.
I also love working at DCS; this is my fourth year here. The students here are fantastic! I taught Grade 3 two years ago, and middle school the past two years. Prior to that, I have taught elementary school in Red Deer for 3 and a half years. It’s such a thrill to watch them grow up.
Before returning to school in 2009 to get my Education degree, I have worked in the restaurant and automotive retail industries. I graduated with a First Class standing from Red Deer College / University of Alberta’s Middle School years collaborative degree.
I am looking forward to working with your child this year. I plan to use my strengths in technology to help them grow in this field over the course of middle school. I plan to work individually with each student, and help them grow in their academics, their passions and become upstanding, innovative 21st Century citizens. I expect hard work, good behavior and a caring, positive spirit from my students — with these things comes much accomplishment and a joy of learning.