Teacher, Upper Elementary
Derek Hoffmann is one of Bridges upper elementary teachers and has taught our 4th to 5th and 6th to 8th grade classes. Derek joined the Bridges staff in February 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and honed his teaching skills as a long-term substitute teacher for the Placentia-Yorba School District. Eventually he moved on to the corporate world to ply his trade as a professional editor and copywriter. Through a measured, systematic approach to reading and writing, Derek believes his students can become powerful and evocative wordsmiths.