Jeremy VanDerKern serves as the Alternative Program Coordinator for Fair Haven Union High School’s Annex Program, helping students develop Personalized Learning Plans to earn alternative class credits under Vermont Act 77.
Previously, he was a Career & Technical Educator with the Cheshire Career Center at Keene High School in Keene, NH. He worked closely with community partners to provide hands-on learning opportunities for his Television & Filmmaking students. Jeremy’s classes have produced commercials for local businesses, public service announcements for state agencies and award-winning films that have earned his students recognition from local broadcasting agencies, the National Bankers Association and the White House. His creative efforts have resulted in more than $100,000 in grants for his students.
Jeremy has taught online courses for New Hampshire’s Virtual Learning Academy (VLACS) and served as a site coordinator for Virtual High School (VHS), solidifying his understanding of how blended learning approaches can help all students access the curriculum. He has taught in a variety of settings and created inspiring Career Exploration summer programs for middle school students as well as innovative curricula for the New Hampshire Department of Adult Education. Jeremy helped prepare students for college by aligning five of his high school courses with the Community College System of New Hampshire for dual-enrollment credit.
He has served on the Board of Directors for SkillsUSA New Hampshire, a career & technical student organization, and is currently a Khan Academy Ambassador. He has been recognized locally as an Outstanding Educator in 2011 and regionally as a recipient of the 2017 Lawrence O’Toole Teacher Leadership Award from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Jeremy has a Bachelor’s of Education in English Education from Flagler College and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.