Derek Harvey
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Derek Harvey

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

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

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 currently teach United States History and Bible History. I recently received my Masters Degree from Lee University by participating in the Teaching American History Grant.

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. 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. We will all take a restroom break around halfway through class.


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


4. Cell phones, IPods, and other electronic devices should be placed in the student’s holder at the front of the classroom in the student’s assigned slot. They are not allowed in class, unless they are being used for a class project or assignment and must be returned to their holder once the assignment is completed.   Devices found in use during unassigned times will be confiscated and taken to the office.


 5. No profanity.


6. 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.


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


8. No un-sealable drinks (cups) are allowed in the classroom.