Phone: 704-260-6410 Extension: 32212

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Arts in Architecture, Special Education: (General Curriculum K-12), Middle Grades Mathematics, Middle Grades Language Arts

Mr. Florance

Special Education Teacher/Case Manager
 
Welcome!
I hope you have a wonderful summer. I will return to work mid-August, but please feel free to reach out by email at any time. 
 
derek.florance@cabarrus.k12.nc.us
 
I am a native of North Carolina and a two-time graduate of UNC-Charlotte. I have been living in the Charlotte area for 23 years and married for 11 years. My wife and I have one son who is a rising 3rd grader. This fall, I will begin my 14th year in the classroom and my 11th year at C.C. Griffin Middle School.

Please feel free to contact me by email at derek.florance@cabarrus.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Syllabus

Parents and Guardians of 8th grade students. We have had an increase of our 8th grade students carrying their cell phones throughout the instructional day. Students are using their phones to text each other, record themselves and each other and cheat on academics. All of these are a disruption to the learning environment.  In order to help support our students in making positive choices throughout the school day, the 8th grade team will be requiring that all their students keep their cell phones in their lockers throughout the day, as in accordance with our Student Handbook. They will no longer be able to keep their phones on their person.  We are also not allowing Bluetooth AirPods during the school day either, as students are also using these to connect to their phones and listen to music in class. We want to keep our students focused on academics during the day and not their phones, social media, etc. Students who do not comply with placing phones and or AirPods in lockers will receive office level disciplinary consequences. Please discuss the importance of keeping cell phones in lockers with your students. Thank you for your support of CCGMS.