Mr. Eric Derin has been in education since 1996. His educational background is in Math, Information Technology (IT), and Business Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics, a Master of Science in Administration and School Leadership (MSA), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration(MBA). Additionally, he holds a 7-12 Administration Certification in Maryland (Mathematics, Business Education, Admin-I/ II). He is an honorary member of the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine.
Mr. Derin served as a teacher, coach for American Mathematics Competitions, testing coordinator, program coordinator/vice principal, and principal before joining Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF). His career in education has taken him through different countries, educational systems, and job positions; from IB, Cambridge, London O, and A levels, United Kingdom models of schooling, and the United States Educational system.
Mr. Derin joined CLF because its mission is aligned with his educational philosophies. He believes both CLF and he are committed to enhancing the learning and operational strategies for future STEM innovators. He is honored to serve as Director of Operations for Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation and its schools.
Mr. Derin’s current responsibilities include: CLF headquarter and CLF schools’ operations, including grant project manager, capital development, new school projects, assisting the Director of Finance with financial projections, monitoring the business office budget, assets, and CLF’s enrichment/advanced programs.
Mr. Derin was born in Mainz, Germany and met his wife in Albania. She is a foreign language specialist, fluent in 4 different languages, holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, and continues to learn and grow. They have a son and a daughter. When not at work, Mr. Derin enjoys spending time with his wife, their children, and the family cats.