Mr. Funk enjoys reading, writing, running, biking, and Yankees' baseball. He is married to another teacher, and together they are raising a miniature Australian Shepherd named Satchmo.
Derek Funk attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and recieved his Bachelor's in Education and Human Sciences in May 2011. His first professional teaching assignment was at Dodge High School in Dodge, Nebraska. Then, Derek taught at Raymond Central High School for three years.
Derek joined the staff at East High School in the Fall of 2015.