Cathy Derrick

University Supervisor


Ms. Derrick has 40 years of classroom experience that she shares with students in Purdue’s Masters of Special education program. She supervises students in clinical placements, and mentors and instructs them in best practice. Her experience is at the elementary level with students with mild disabilities.


Bachelor of Arts Education
University of Evansville, Evansville, IN. 1974

Master of Arts in Elementary Education
Ball State University, Muncie, IN. 1978


  • Teaching, Learning Disabled, IN. 1979
  • Teaching, Seriously Emotionally Handicapped, IN. 1979
  • Teaching, General Elementary, IN. 1979
  • Indiana State Mentor Certification. 2004

Specialized Training

  • Gifted and Talented Diversity Methods. 2007-2009
  • Student Teacher Supervision. 1991-2008
  • Mentor Teacher. 2004-2010