Mr. Derek Saltzgiver



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Mr. Derek Saltzgiver

Hello, my name is Derek Saltzgiver, and I am the Wellness and Fitness teacher here at Catasauqua Middle School. I live and breathe sports and enjoy teaching the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle. In 2013 I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a dual degree in both Health and Physical Education and Health Education. I taught Health and PE in North Carolina public schools for 4 years. While in North Carolina I was also a Head Coach for Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer and an Assistant Coach for Varsity Boys Basketball. In the summer of 2018 I moved back to PA to be closer to family and teach in my home state. I taught at a charter school from 2018-2019 before starting here at Catasauqua Middle School in 2019. Along with teaching I am also a middle school boys basketball coach and coach girls club soccer. I am still very active in sports by playing in multiple mens basketball leagues, mens flag football leagues, and mens soccer leagues all over the Lehigh Valley.

"If you are afraid to fail, you will never do the things you are capable of doing." - John Wooden