Derek Cooper of Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Derek Cooper is an artist, an educator, and actor who has inspired thousands of kids and families to play, learn and explore their interests, emotions and the world around them through his work at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Derek is a talented and experienced actor, having performed in community theater shows since he was 14. In addition, Derek researches, creates, trains staff members, performs, and evaluates activities and programs offered at Port Discovery. His story times, music times and theater programs at Port Discovery are lively, imaginative and fun – and always a fan favorite! Derek is passionate about increasing people’s exposure and access to fine arts – and he’s especially passionate about making that possible for children. Derek enjoys seeing other people smile and laugh – and loves to see the stars at night. He thinks storytelling – no matter what form or style – is pure magic because it has the power to reach people emotionally and offer a window into other perspectives. Derek holds a B.A. in Theatre from Lynchburg College.

About the guest

Derek Cooper is an artist, an educator, and actor who has inspired thousands of kids and families to play, learn and explore their interests, emotions and the world around them through his work at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Derek is a talented and experienced actor, having performed in community theater shows since he was 14. In addition, Derek researches, creates, trains staff members, performs, and evaluates activities and programs offered at Port Discovery. His story times, music times and theater programs at Port Discovery are lively, imaginative and fun – and always a fan favorite! Derek is passionate about increasing people’s exposure and access to fine arts – and he’s especially passionate about making that possible for children. Derek enjoys seeing other people smile and laugh – and loves to see the stars at night. He thinks storytelling – no matter what form or style – is pure magic because it has the power to reach people emotionally and offer a window into other perspectives. Derek holds a B.A. in Theatre from Lynchburg College.

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