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Mr. Derek

Hello everyone! 

My name is Derek Lau, and I am very excited about joining the RiverEast community this year. This will be my 6th year of teaching and my first with SPPS. I will be teaching middle school math (my favorite) and science this year. 

I was born and raised in Iowa (go Hawks!), but I moved to St. Paul over the summer. I am very much enjoying life in the Twin Cities so far, though I am not sure I am fully prepared for a Minnesota winter. When I am not working, I enjoy running, cycling, playing guitar, and spending time with my family. 

My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with my students and finding the best ways to support their needs.