Last updated: June 5, 2023

Mrs. Stephanie Derby 
English / Language Arts

  "Teaching is a work of heart.

High School Attended: Preston-Fountain High School
     Colleges Attended: Luther College, Iowa State 
St. Mary's University
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“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed
hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
~Elbert Hubbard
"It's never too late to ARETE* - to strive for excellence!" ~Stephanie Derby
Arete (ar rah TAY) is a Greek word that envelops the philosophy of striving for excellence. In its earliest appearance in Greek culture, the notion of excellence was tied to the fulfillment of purpose or function!


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