Introducing Derick Pagán! Our new School Success Manager.

Derick Pagán
Greetings Folio Members! I recently joined Folio Collaborative as a School Success Manager. I am eager to support members through the implementation process and committed to providing world-class support to you and your school. We live in a time where it is more challenging than ever to assume the life-changing role of serving as an educator. What drew me to Folio was my desire to positively impact the lives of teachers and the students they serve. I am excited by the opportunity to provide teachers and leaders with the support they need to grow and thrive in the classroom and look forward to partnering with you. I bring with me a decade of experience within the sphere of education, both at the K-12 level and in higher education; primarily working with teacher preparation programs to assist individuals entering the teaching profession. I started my professional career as an 8th grade ELA teacher at Great Oaks Charter School in New Jersey. After my time at Great Oaks, I joined the central office team at Success Academy, New York City’s largest charter school network, providing guidance and support to their incoming student teachers across over fifty individual schools as a member of their Master’s and Certification Team. Following my time with Success Academy, I continued training educators as a part of the Student Advisement team at Relay Graduate School of Education. While at Relay, I advised student teachers from serving may different school populations, including NYC DOE, charter networks, and a number of independent schools. Aside from my direct experience partnering with K-12 teachers, I have also held positions working with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives and programming at Harvard University, working with various colleges and universities to nurture and advise their faculty members using data analytics, and serving as an Academic Advisor and freshmen course instructor for students at New York University’s Meyers College of Nursing. Most recently, I worked at Panorama Education, an edtech company that partners with school districts, independent schools, and charter school networks to collect and utilize SEL data from students, teachers, and various community members to improve student outcomes and provide more holistic support for students, school staff, and community members. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can reach me directly by emailing