Hello, my name is Derrick Belanger, and I am the 7th grade Learning Specialist Instructor at Century Middle School. I started teaching in 1999; I have taught at Century Middle School since August, 2006, and prior to that, I taught at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. I grew up in New Hampshire, just an hour's drive from the ocean, and I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master's of Arts in Teaching English Education in 1999. Century Middle School is a wonderful learning environment. The teachers and students make this school thrive, and I'm proud to call this my teaching home.
I sponsor the Writing Club where students craft pieces of writing and prepare them for some form of publication. This is a club that is dear to my heart as I am a published author. In summer 2014, I became a #1 bestselling author on Amazon.com.
Outside of school, I enjoy writing (what has become my second job), traveling, hiking, bicycling, and spending time with my family.