Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English Secondary Education MA in Teaching Florida Certified for grades 6-12 English
Mrs. Lianna Derryberry
Welcome to Sophomore English! I am Mrs. Derryberry and it is my honor to be part of your educational journey! This is a rigorous class, but I know you are all up to the challenge. I love school -- I always have! I believe school is an opportunity for personal growth, not just in terms of academics, but in basic skills that allow a person to lead a successful life. School and extracurricular activities help us develop intention, purpose, and commitment -- soft skills that are highly desired no matter which field you enter. This class will have something for everyone, I promise! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and delving into our studies.
August 2019 marks the ninthth year I have been teaching English at the secondary level. During this time, I have sponsored clubs and coached dance and cheerleading. I am a Google Certified Educator and I have a Master's in Teaching from the University of Mississippi. I am always looking for ways to improve as a teacher and to offer students the best educational experience possible while encouraging curiosity, critical thinking, and a love of learning.
I was born and raised in southern Middle Tennessee, but I recently relocated to Ocala with my husband and our five-year-old daughter. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring historical towns, and, of course, reading and watching TV.
I am so excited for our year together! It is my belief that education provides students with the opportunity to chart a course toward their desired life path and achieve personal success. I cannot wait to see what we accomplish this year!