We missed a couple of rascals in our recent Flight Director spotlight, but they couldn’t hide forever. Here’s the low-down on two more of our intrepid Flight Directors for the IKS Dreamcatcher.
Jeremy Rega, IKS Dreamcatcher at Penn Hills Elementary
Alias: Admiral Diamondstone
Jeremy Rega has been with the Penn Hills Schools for 17 years—10 years of that as a classroom teacher (4th grade) and the past 7 years as a Head Teacher/Data Coach at the elementary level. His job involves helping teachers and students use classroom and testing data to drive and improve instruction and learning.
Jeremy is excited to bring his students into the IKS Dreamcatcher to experience and interact with both engaging missions and an impressive classroom simulator. He is very excited to be a part of the Penn Hills team and can’t wait to get started bringing this experience to more students moving forward.
Jeff DerVanik, IKS Dreamcatcher at Penn Hills Elementary
Alias: Admiral Osbourne Smith
Jeff DerVanik is a Flight Director of the IKS Dreamcatcher at Penn Hills Elementary School. Jeff has worked in education since 1998, and has been with Penn Hills for the past 16 years. In his time with Penn Hills, Jeff has taught K-5 Health and Physical Education and 6-12 Alternative Education Physical Education, was an assistant coach for the varsity baseball team, and has been a Head Teacher / Data Coach for the past 10 years except for a half of a year when he served as the 5th & 6th grade Associate Principal. Since Jeff started in Penn Hills, he has worked in 10 different buildings.
Jeff is very excited about this new expedition as a Flight Director and can’t wait to see what it leads to.