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Derek Dias

Washington State Charter Schools Association
Family and Community Engagement Manager
Seattle, WA
Derek Dias serves as Family and Community Engagement Manager at WA Charters. Derek joins our team with over a decade of experience serving impacted communities across the country, having previously worked in one of Baltimore’s strongest youth development programs, and for the last three years as a Communities in Schools site coordinator at an elementary school in White Center. Derek also expanded his passion for advocacy and education on a global scale, having lived in Rwanda, serving young girls and women through Aspire Rwanda, a women’s empowerment program, teaching English in Sudan, and volunteering in Singapore. Derek received his Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University and has a deep passion for advancing education reform through family engagement, racial justice, and strong community partnerships.