Derek Smith is a Chemistry and Forensic Science Teacher at Northview High School in Grand Rapids, MI. He holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and a M.Ed. Degree in Educational Technology. He is a widely respected adjudicator, designer, instructor, and clinician for marching bands and winter guards across Michigan and the Midwest. Derek has been the director and designer of the 19-time WGI Finalist Interplay Winter Guard since 1997. He was also inducted into the Michigan Color Guard Circuit Hall of Fame in 2009 and is thrilled to be back at the MFA Summer Symposium for a 17th year.