Teacher Bio
Mr. Poteat
Welcome to my Classroom
Derek Poteat

This is my second year as part of the Exceptional Children Department at Owen High School and my 14th year of teaching.  Owen is a great place and the EC staff is dedicated and diligent. 

I believe in challenging students and stretching their abilities, all the while giving them the support and scaffolding they need.  It is my goal to teach every one of my students how to think - not what to think.

Previously, I was in the EC department of Asheville High School and the Coordinator for the Alternative Learning Program for Asheville City Schools.  Prior to that, I was an EC teacher in McDowell County Schools for 10 years, working in elementary, high school, and behavior support.  

Please get in touch with me if you have any thoughts or concerns about education.