Chance Named Next Assistant Director

Chance Named Next Assistant Director
Posted on 04/22/2022
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The Rolla 31 School district is proud to announce that Mr. Derek Chance was approved by the Board of Education to be the next Assistant Director of Rolla Technical Institute and Center, effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Chance has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Administration and Business Education from Winona State University in MN, a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, and Specialist Degree in Education Administration from William Woods University.


Mr. Chance began his teaching career at Dixon High School, where he taught Business Education Courses and coached track and basketball. He joined the Rolla Junior High School team in 2005, where he has since been teaching Business Education and coaching football.


Mr. Chance is married to his wife Lori-Ann, who is also a teacher with Rolla Public Schools, and together they have 3 children; Carter, Charlee, and Maverick. He enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors, and dedicates a great deal of time coaching local youth sports. 


Mr. Chance will assume the role currently filled by Dr. Lucas Chapman, who has been selected as the next Director of RTI/RTC following the retirement of Dr. Amy Herrman. 


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