Phone: 919 934 7333 x6018


Degrees and Certifications:

BFA English and Philosophy NC Teach certification from NC State

Mr. VanDerlaske

I am excited to be teaching English 3 this year. I think we're going to have a great time and I know we are going to be reading some wonderful selections. We will get through every challenge in our way and come out the other side of this experience in one piece! Please scroll down for links to google classroom and contact information forms.

  • Welcome back students, I am so excited to meet you all! Please join the appropriate google classroom and we will get started on Monday! 


    First Block English III  Google Classroom Code: 5svmct2


    Second Block English III Google Classroom Code: ddy5jx2
    Third Block Planning
    Fourth Block English III Google Classroom Code: lnwpdvp
    Parents, here is a google form that will help me with contact information. Thank you for all of your help and support this year.
    I am also the advisor for the video game club. We will meet on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. All are welcome for a friendly, non-toxic gaming environment. 

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