My name is Derek Beaulieu and I will be your child’s eighth grade Social Studies and/or Video Production teacher this year.
Since I will be such a big part of your child’s life during this school year, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a
little bit about myself. I have been a teacher at Pioneer Middle School since 1991. I have been fortunate to spend my
entire teaching career at Pioneer Middle School. I have a B.A. in History from Western Washington University in
Bellingham, WA. I have also taken over 140 additional college credits to stay up-to-date on the latest teaching
theories and practices.
I love teaching, so I also take the responsibility as a teacher very seriously. My mission is to enthusiastically motivate
and inspire my students to be the best that they can be. I have very high expectations for my students and I will do all
I can to help my students meet these high standards. I believe that every child deserves respect and dignity. I will do
my best to create a respectful classroom environment by creating a classroom that is caring, nurturing, exciting and fun.