Derek joined Darlington in 2015 and now serves as director of information technology. He holds a B.A. in Business and Marketing from Clayton State University and a M.S. in Information Technology from Kennesaw State University. Derek also holds multiple certifications related to data security. His previous roles at Darlington have included network administrator and technology support specialist. He and his wife Julie, a fifth-grade teacher at Darlington, have three children, Adelyn ('31), Harrison ('34) and Lily ('34).