INTERIM Principal 

Derek Wright 

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I started at Renaissance in October of 2012 as a student teacher during my junior year at Springfield College, upon graduation in 2014, I was hired full-time at Renaissance as the Algebra 2 teacher. Recently, I was proudly promoted to the Assistant Principal, where I handle tasks such as scheduling and grading, etc.

I discovered my passion for math and logistics when I was in high school, which was located in Enfield, CT, which I’ve had the pleasure of calling my home since birth. In my free time I like sports and spending quality time with family and my pug, Gibbs. I look forward to watching all the students succeed and achieve all their goals, while being here for them every step of the way!  


Mr. Dublin attended Springfield College for both his undergraduate degree in rehabilitation and disability studies, and his master’s degree in psychology.  He began his career in Springfield Public Schools at the Springfield Renaissance School in 2015 as a paraprofessional.  From there, he taught ESOL at Boland Elementary School for two years and continued to Putnam Vocational Academy serving as a school counselor for five years before rejoining the Renaissance family as an assistant principal. 

Mr. Dublin is a big New England sports fan—rooting for the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins.  In addition to his passion for his favorite teams, he shares his love for sports by coaching high school football—aiming to pass on the experiences he had as a former college football player. 

Mr. Dublin is a little bit of a sneaker fanatic, sporting Converse whenever he gets the chance.  Staying active, healthy and exercising are staples in his life.  When not in school or coaching Mr. Dublin can be found with his daughter, Micaela, and dog, Ralph likely going on an adventure the playground or dog park.



I am returning to Renaissance for my 8th year at Renaissance with a switch to Matematicas! I received both my Bachelor's degree in History and my Master's in Education from UMass-Amherst. I taught at Renaissance as part of my 180 Program and then joined the staff as a full-time Social Studies teacher the following year. After seeing the importance of Math education for our students, I have made the intentional content switch so that I can make a larger impact on my students. 

Middle school Math is the foundation for more difficult skills that will be tested on the MCAS, the SATs, and college exams. As a result, I take middle school Math extremely seriously as it correlates with student graduation rate and college acceptance rate. 

While I tend to be very serious in my classroom, students can catch a glimpse of my goofy side in the hallway, on my middle school boys soccer team, the high school swim team, or the middle school flag football club.