Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Derk Olthof

I was born at Stanford University Hospital but raised in Sandy and Saint George, UT. I served a French-speaking mission in Montreal, Canada and afterwards enrolled at Brigham Young University where I received a bachelors of English and a masters of fine arts in creative writing. I taught college composition classes at BYU, Dixie State University, and Southern Utah University. I took a three-year hiatus from teaching to focus on music composition and recording. This is my first year teaching at UCAS, and I am excited to prepare students to succeed in their college writing courses.