Derrick's Work

Derrick N. Terry

  • Instructed thousands of special needs and general education students in the subjects of Algebra, Geometry, Basic, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, World History I/II, and US History to name a few.
  • Providing professional development workshops in special education compliance, assessment interpretation, collaboration, student accommodations/modifications, classroom management, and the co-teaching model.
  • Supervision and monitoring of over 30 special education teachers and paraprofessionals.
  • Administering, evaluating and interpreting individual assessments such as Woodcock-Johnson Test  of Achievement III.
  • One-on-one and/or group crisis counseling to over 50 emotionally disturbed students.
  • Developing and implementing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Improvement Plans (BIPs) for special education students.
  • Conducting and attending IEP manifestation determination review meetings as IEP Chairperson.
  • Participant in the disciplinary process for students with disabilities recommended for short/long-term suspension.
  • Assisting countless general education teachers with identifying students for  preparation of the referral and/or  consideration of special education services.
  • Maintained 250+ Special Education electronic and hard-copy records, thoroughly analyzing and examining each document for federal, state, and local compliance. 

Learn more about our founder, Derrick Terry.


About the Founder

Derrick holds a B.A./M.A degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Towson University, an A.A.P.S degree in Information Management from the Community College of Air Force, and received an Advanced Professional Special Education Certification from the VA/MD Departments of Education. Derrick serves as CEO of Edvocare, LLC (special education advocacy organization) and Records & Information Management Specialist for the U.S. federal government. 

Derrick is a former 20-year special educator and adjunct professor and a 28-year retired military reserves war-veteran having served in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

 Derrick is regularly active in the community as a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and was appointed as a board member on the Governor of MD Board of Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs and the Charles County Board of Commissioners Police Accountability Board. Also, Derrick is the author of two books, I’m Not Complaining, I’m Just Sayin’…Memoirs of the Good and Bad in the Education System and Never Judge a Book by Its Cover…It is ok to talk about mental illness.  Derrick is a basketball referee and enjoys mentoring youth with improving their social and life skills.
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