Mr. Derek Smith


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Hello my name is Derek Smith and I am an Exceptional Children teacher for the Garrett Academy of Technology.   This will be my fourth year at  Garrett Academy and I have a total of 8 years teaching students with special needs.   

My goal is to provide the best individual education for each student with a disability.  While much of our work is making students better learners in the school environment, we also focus on helping them to transition to life after high school.   

Besides teaching at Garrett I also coach year around.  I currently serve as the following

-  Assistant Football Coach
-  Head Wrestling Coach
-  Head Baseball Coach

If you need to reach me the best way is through the e-mail listed below.   

Contact Information


Phone: (843)529-3914

Office Hours: Monday  3:30- 4:30