Dereck Dowler

Aspiring Data Scientist

569 Orange Road, Orange MA 01378 • (978) 631-6179 •


Ralph C. Mahar Regional School, Orange MA – Mathematics and Physical Education Teacher
Aug 2006 – Present

  • Instructed Mathematics courses ranging from Algebra to AP Calculus
  •  Designed Computer Science Curriculum and Math courses
  • As Mathematics department chair, I was responsible for training, evaluating, and supervising staff.
  • I made complex and technical skills easier to understand for my clients.
  • Presented information in a variety of ways to fit a wide audience.
  • I taught in person and remote classes in multiple content management systems.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA- Instuctional Media Lab Consultant
Sep 2005 – May 2006

  •  Instructed Faculty and Assistance on use of educational technologies
  • Created Technical Documentation for educational technologies

MA Air National Guard, Westfield MA -Fuels Journeyman
Oct 1998 – Jun 2005

  • Responsible for distribution, accounting, laboratory quality control, and storage of Aviation fuels and cryogenics
  • Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant(E5)
  • Awarded Meritorious Service Medal while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA – B.S. in MAthematics
Sep 1998 – May 2002

  • Additional courses in Computer Science and education taken

University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA – M. Ed. in Education Technology
Sep 2005 – Jan 2007

  • One third of the courses taken were in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Data Science:

Python, SQL, Pandas, SciKit-Learn, MatPlotLib, Excel, HTML, CSS

  • Productivity:
    • CMS systems such as Google Classroom,Moodle, and Blackboard
    • Microsoft 365
    • Google Workspace
  • Data Science Professional Certificate from IBM
  • Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award
  • UMass, Amherst Master Teaching Fellow
  • Meritorious Service Medal