I am originally from St. Paul, Nebraska where I grew up on a farm. I attended Doane College for my undergrad and continued on receiving 2 Masters degrees from Doane as well.
I began my teaching career in Madison, Nebraska. I taught there for five years before meeting my wife and moving to Louisville and teaching at Omaha Central High School for eight years. After receiving my masters in educational leadership, I spent the next five years in Fairbury as the assistant principal/AD and as principal.
My wife Paula and I have four children, Dane (13), Devin (10), Dylan (7) and Julia (5). We are a family of readers and enjoy diving into books.
Paula and I love to get our hands dirty. Paula plants the flowers while I tend to enjoy fruits and veggies.
This is my third year as superintendent and I am looking forward to continuing the rich tradition of strong education for Friend Public Schools.
|Email: Derek Anderson
|Friend Public School
501 Main Friend NE 68359