Dr. Derek Fialkiewicz

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold filling to repair broken pottery. The breakage and repair are honored as part of its history, instead of disguised or discarded.

Dr. Derek Fialkiewicz is currently serving as the Superintendent of the Corbett School District in Oregon. He spent 26 years as an educator in Nevada‚Äôs Clark County School District (CCSD), beginning as a high school mathematics and computer science teacher and ending as a middle school principal. Dr. Fialkiewicz transformed Lied STEM Academy from a low-achieving middle school with decreasing enrollment into the highest achieving middle school in CCSD while nearly doubling enrollment with a large waiting list. In 2022 and 2017, Dr. Fialkiewicz was named Magnet Schools of America Region II Principal of the Year and a finalist for the NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year, respectively. While in Nevada, Dr. Fialkiewicz served many years as the president of both Southern Nevada Math Council and Nevada Math Council. His educational passions lie in PBL, grade reform, CTE, mental health, and formative feedback. 

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