"Derwin is a positive strong leader who communicates well with all staff. He leads by a positive example for staff and students. He supports new ideas if they are good for kids and he definitely puts students needs first."
"Derwin treats staff fairly and provides positive feedback to everyone. He walks the talk."
"Derwin does an incredible job of building relationships with both students and staff. His commitment to helping students overcome any obstacles they may be facing in order to attend school and earn their credits is amazing. Derwin does a great job at DLC."
"Makes the students and staff feel safe and valued."
"Some students feel like the principal is their only hope. They trust in him and he's often the first person they contact when they need help. There is no other staff member who would come close to being equally important in the functioning of the students at this school."