Derek Oldfield

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April/2017: I am nearing the end of my first year in school leadership.  I currently serve as the assistant principal and athletic director at Wirt County High School.  My primary mission this year was to support and inspire the adults in the building.  The foundation of my work rests on the belief that I won’t impact anyone in my school by sitting in my office.  The basis of my value isn’t determined by the big decisions but rather the small interactions that occur between classes, before school, or during a conversation at a ball game.  As a teacher, I placed a premium on building relationships and that effort only increased as a school leader.  My work as an instructional leader is influenced by leaders in the field of grading and assessment, 1:1 computing, student engagement, and digital leadership: Todd Whitaker, Eric Sheninger, Rick Wormeli, Dave Burgess.

My biggest success this year was carving out 30 minutes of collaboration and learning for teachers every Friday during our lunch block.  Prior to this, my staff didn’t hold regularly scheduled staff meetings or collaboration time.  The time for me to teach my staff and expose them to best practices was nearly absent.  As a result, I decided to send all of my students to lunch for an hour every Friday, carving out 30 minutes of time for me to meet with staff for professional learning.  You can view a Hyperdoc of the first few months of work with my staff by clicking here.  Inside that doc, you can view artifacts of learning developed by my staff during our time together on Fridays.

August/2016: I am a dedicated, student-focused lead learner with 7 years of classroom experience as a teacher of mathematics.  In the last three years, my practice has shifted tremendously towards a standards-based, student-led learning environment.  My assessment practices have changed to more accurately communicate student learning against specific targets or standards.  I’m an advocate of empowerment over compliance in the classroom.  The effective integration of technology has transformed my role as the teacher of the classroom to a more fluid role that is ever-changing from minute to minute.  I’m a lifelong learner passionate about making school better for today’s students and empowering educators through love and care.  My enthusiasm for impacting teachers and students can be seen through my webpage and my digital footprint.

Digital Presence

• @Mr_Oldfield (Twitter & Voxer)


    • Blended Learning
    • Professional Blogging & Student Blogging
    • Branding – Getting Noticed
    • Teach Like A Pirate
    • Professional Learning Networks
    • Student Centered Classroom
    • Building Relationships
    • School Culture
    • Moving Educators from A-Z
    • Standards Based Learning & Assessment
    • Digital Leadership
    • Family and Community Engagement
    • Servant Leadership
    • Linchpins


Lunch & Learn Staff Learning @ Wirt Co High

School-District Community Relations Plan

Standards Based Grading & Assessment Professional Development Nearpod

Khan Academy to Ignite Blended Learning in the Math Class

Hyperdoc – Desmos Drawing Math Lesson

Math Lesson with Literacy Component

Edcamp WVU-Parkersburg Event Reflection

Digital Leadership Course Syllabus 2013

Blended Learning Presentation

2013 Student Responses: Self Assessment-8th Grade Math

2016 Teach Like A Pirate Presentation for Infusing Technology Spring Event

Fall 2016 Teachers as Professional Learners


  • IGNITE Speaker at What Great Educators Do Differently Conference Dec 10, 2016
  • Presenter at West Virginia Technology Conference 2015: Twitter for Educators and Blended Learning
  • Facilitator of Digital Leadership, graduate course for RESA 5 2014
  • Organizer & founder of Edcamp Parkersburg 2014, 2015, 2015
  • Co-Leader of #WVedchat, statewide edchat on Twitter Biweekly Tuesday 8pm
  • Presenter at West Virginia Title One Conference 2014: Blended Learning
  • Presenter at WV PDS Conference 2016: Edcamp
  • Co-organized book study over Voxer – School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess and Transform It
  • Opening Speaker Teach Like A Pirate, Infusing Technology Spring 2016 Event
  • Facilitated school-based Edcamp sessions during snow days 2014
  • Launched social media efforts to increase family & community engagement at Blennerhassett Middle School and Ripley High School
  • Dressed in full pirate costume first day of school 2014 & 2015
  • Instructor of Technology Integration course at AFT-WV Summer Camp 2014-2015-2016


  • Will Hosaflook, Principal Ripley High School, 304-372-7355
  • Lisa Hoskins, Principal Pressley Ridge White Oak, 304-679-3581
  • Michelle Tharp, Coordinator of Instructional Technology West Virginia Center for Professional Development, 304-558-0989
  • Kevin Sears, Technology Coordinator / Coach, 304-372-7355
  • Brenda Clark, Director of Professional Development RESA 5, 304-485-6513


  • Certificate in Ed Leadership, Salem University
  • MA Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University
  • BA Elementary Education and 5-Algebra 1 Math, West Virginia University-Parkersburg