Derek Cambridge

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Derek Cambridge


Hi, my name is Derek Cambridge (Mr. C. as the students usually say). Although I’m new to Third Academy this year, I actually worked at the South Campus from 2010 to 2012, so I’m familiar with some of the staff who are still here and the programs we teach. This year marks my 21st year as a teacher in Alberta, and in that time I’ve gained experience teaching pretty much everything from grades 3 to 12. For the 2018/19 school year, I’m happy to say that I’ll be teaching grade 8. This is the grade that I started with at Third Academy so long ago.

Currently I live in Airdrie with my wife, a grade 9 humanities teacher in Calgary, my daughter Mackenzie (7) and my son Larson (5 – he starts Kindergarten next week – Yikes!!!) I was born in Saskatoon so yes, Riders RULE!!! I enjoy watching the Blue Jays, the CFL, the NHL (well, when my kids let me watch my TV!!!), and I love playing with my kids and just being with my family!!

I’m really looking forward to this year because I feel as though I’m coming back to work with family, and to be with friends whose company I have not enjoyed in many years. We are all a product of the things we’ve seen and the places we’ve been, and I can say, without a doubt, that Third Academy is part of me and I’m happy to be home!!

Derek Cambridge, Teacher J2