Derrick Holifield is a proud graduate of CMSD, Ohio University and Cleveland State University. Mr. Holifield began his teaching journey at the Cleveland School of the Arts teaching English Language Arts and Reading Intervention. Mr. Holifield worked through the Office of the CEO as a Barrier Breaker where he supported 12 CMSD Principals with their school's operations. Mr. Holifield completed the Aspiring Princiapl Program which is a CMSD-NYC Leadership Academy Partnership. Derrick is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC. and active in the Glenville neighborhood as an advocate for economic, educational, and health opportunities for Cleveland residents. Mr. Holifield is committed to improving academic outcomes for scholars while fostering a climate and culture that is conducive to learning and lifelong success. Mr. Holifield is proof that you can grow up in Cleveland’s inner city with limited financial resources and not only attend college, but graduate and give back to those in similar situations. Mr. Holifield believes in your son, because it took someone to believe in him, for him to become who he is today!