Derek Hansen




Derek was born to be a science teacher. His students experience hands-on learning in his science courses and are given opportunities to learn and grow every day.  Derek graduated from Platte Valley Academy and completed his Bachelor of Science with Chemistry emphasis from Union College.  He went on to complete his Master of Science degree in Administration & Leadership from La Sierra University.  In his free time Derek loves to continue learning & to tinker with computers, he is always a student and looking for growth.  He loves coffee, reading and quiet time.  CVA is a special place for Derek, he appreciates the small atmosphere and ability to get to know people much easier than would be possible in a larger environment.    

Want to know a little bit more about Mr. Hansen...keep reading.

  • What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?  Failure isn't the end of the world.
  • Complete this sentence: If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve: lots of food and coffee
  • My favorite word in the English language is: Zinc
  • What's the most inspiring part of your job? the students
  • If I was a superhero, my superpower would be: mind-reading
  • If you were a pasta shape, what would you be and why?  spiral-shaped, it just makes pasta taste better
  • What is the most important thing you learned in High School?  how to deal with people

Title:  High School Science & Robotics Teacher 

Contact Information 


Phone: 402-483-1181 ext. 120 

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."  Proverbs 4:23