Phone: 704-786-2000


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Derek Guotana

My name is Derek Guotana and this will be my tenth year teaching and my fifth at Winkler Middle School! I teach social studies while also serving as the head coach of the boys basketball team. I grew up in Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. At WMU, I received my BA in secondary education (grades 6-12) with a major in social studies and a minor in history. I look forward to an amazing year, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns


I know that this is a challenging time. I miss all of you and hope you are staying safe! I will be using Canvas (the button for this is located on the school's homepage) starting on March 30 to provide a lessons for students. There will be lessons to complete that will posted on Canvas that will include various articles from resources such as "Commonlit" and on websites like "IXL", the link for these lessons will be e-mailed to each student's school e-mail. Please reach out to me via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns, I know that this is a unique time for everyone. 


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