I am Derrick Slack, Online Teacher Engagement Specialist. I received a BA from Indiana University, Master’s from Marian University, and currently pursuing an Education Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Marian. I was a 6-12 Social Studies teacher for over 20 years, working in New York City, Jersey City, Indianapolis, and Ghana, West Africa. I love to interact with diverse groups and learning new things through travel, having gone to over 30 countries. I am a motivational speaker, poet, and published author of nine books, most recently a children’s book about Diversity, Inclusion, and the Power of Words, called “Orange.” I have three daughters and have been married to my wife for 13 years.