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Derek Nason
10th Grade Language Arts


Derek “Nacho” Nason is a teacher of literature, theatre and the human experience. He grew up in the Denver area, attending Columbine High School and the University of Denver, where he majored in English Literature and Theatre.  After moving to Brooklyn in 2003 to pursue acting and comedy, he eventually attended graduate school at NYU and received a Masters in Educational Theatre.  Nason is inspired by creativity, passion, humor and the endless potential of his students.  In his free time, Nason enjoys music (recorded and live), film, reading, sports, travel, finding a beach (!), skiing, all types of comedy.  He cherishes spending time with his wife Jackie, two-year-old daughter Alma, as well as additional family and friends.