Mr. Derek Yost

Phone: 816-858-2822 Ext. 1259


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's in Educational Leadership: William Woods University English Education Degree: Missouri State University Certified Language Arts 5-9, English 9-12

Mr. Derek Yost

English Language Arts Teacher
Platte County High School


Hello everyone. My name is Derek Yost, and I teach English I and English II at Platte County High School. Below is a short biography and some miscellaneous information about me.
 A brief history of my education: in 2010 I graduated from Savannah High School. In 2015 I graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in English Education, and I received a Master's in Administration from William Woods in 2018. I love to read and write! Language is the beautiful and complex conglomerate that binds our world together. It is a tool that we will all use in any field of choice. It is my goal to translate some of my passion for reading and writing into a great environment where students can learn in a fun, focused and intellectual zone. We all have the capacity to succeed in English! Outside of the classroom, I have a ton of hobbies. I am an avid sports fan, and I coach football at Platte County High School and am the head bass fishing coach. I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, fishing, hunting, and kayaking. There is a big world out there, and I intend to see a lot of it before I leave this earth! Go Pirates!