Derek Harvey
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Derek Harvey

Mr. Harvey

Class Schedule
Fall Semester
1st: Planning
2nd: Honors US History
3rd: ACT Prep (Reading)
4th: Bible History
5th: Bible History
6thUS History

Spring Semester
1st: Planning
2nd: US History
3rd: ACT Prep (Reading)
4th: US History
5th: Tennessee History
6th: Tennessee History

Google Classroom Links
2nd Period Honors US History
3rd Period ACT Prep Reading
4th Period Bible History
5th Period Bible History
6th Period US History

Class Syllabuses
ACT Prep Reading Syllabus 2020.docx
Bible History Syllabus 2020.docx
US History Syllabus 2020-2021.docx
US History Honors Syllabus 2020.docx
TN History Syllabus 2021 .docx

About Me


Masters of Education: Classroom Instruction (Lee University) 2013, (Teaching American History Grant)

Bachelor of Science: Secondary Education Social Studies (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) 2004

Concentrations: History, Government, and Geography


Bledsoe County High School (2007 - present)

Student Teaching: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (Fall 2004), Red Bank Middle School(Fall 2004)

PDS 1 Program (UTC): Dalewood Middle School and Brainerd High School ( Spring 2003)


I am a lifelong Bledsoe County resident and a graduate of Bledsoe County High School class of 2000. I attended college at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated in December 2004. I began teaching at BCHS in January 2007, and its has been great. I  received my Masters Degree from Lee University in 2013 by participating in the Teaching American History Grant.I currently teach United States History, Bible History, Tennessee History, and ACT Prep Reading. 

Message to Parents

It is my honor and privilege to instruct your child here at BCHS.  I promise that I will work diligently to ensure that all of my students have a positive experience in my classroom and that they leave it with more knowledge about the subject they have under me.  It will require, however, some hard work and effort from them to achieve the high goals I have for set them, which I know are identical to the high goals you also have for them. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the high school at anytime to arrange a meeting or email me at



Classroom Expectations


1.  Students should be one time, in their assigned seats, and prepared for class when the tardy bell rings. 4 tardies = 1 hour of Saturday School (see handbooks for more information)


2. Due to the current COVID pandemic, students must stay in their seats unless given permission to move by the teacher.  Passes out of the room will only be given in case of emergencies and the student will have to be escorted to their destination.. We will all take a restroom break around halfway through class. Face masks must be worn by students in the classroom if there is not enough room  to properly social distance. 


3. Students must be respectful to the teacher and fellow students at all times.

4. Electronic devices will be used this year in the classroom. Bledsoe County Schools will provide devices for all students in the near future, but you may bring your own until that time. Devices must be used according to the guidelines of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and all devices provided by the school must be returned at the end of the year and students could be responsible if the devices are damaged.  If you do not have access to a device, the teacher will provide hard copies of assignments and a hard copy of the curse textbook.


 5. No profanity.

6. Students are responsible for all of the readings for quizzes, discussions, and exams.  Due to the lack of time to cover all of the main aspects of the course material, students are responsible for material from the readings that will not be covered in  class lectures or discussions.  Students should feel free to ask for clarifications about the readings or assignments, ask me during class, email me, or come ask me before or after school. I also strongly suggest that you and your classmates organize study groups so you can also help each other with the readings and test preparation.


7. Late work will only be accepted at the discretion of the teacher.  You have five days from the day you return to school to make up work if you are absent.  You can only make a maximum of a 70 on any work turned in after the five days.


8. If anyone is caught cheating on a test or quiz, they will receive an automatic zero for that assignment.