Mike Deragon profile

Mike Deragon

Lead Teacher at YouthBuild Providence

Mike has been working in alternative education programs for the past 8 years as a social studies and English teacher. He is passionate about student-centered learning, project-problem based curriculum, social justice issues in education, and culturally relevant pedagogy. Mike earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from West Virginia University, and is currently beginning the dissertation phase of his EdD at Northeastern University with a research focus on culturally relevant pedagogy and teacher preparation programs.


  • Learning Environments

    Hunting for Hacks in a Moldable Classroom

    One alternative school lives its real-world, problem-based learning approach through open-space classrooms, hands-on projects with relevant outcomes, and a strong sense of community.