My name is Derrick Jones, I am a STEAM teacher for 8th and 9th grade, as well as the teacher for Yearbook. I come to AIAD from Kansas City where I graduated with a degree in Physics. Soon after graduating, I moved to the mountains of California where I was a science instructor, teaching physics, astronomy, and land based education for 3 years. I spent 4 and a half months hiking across the country from Canada to Mexico in 2019. After finishing, I chose to move to Denver where I could continue living a lifestyle full of hiking, biking, disc golf, and rock climbing.