Meet Our Team

Derrick Smith 

Derrick is a South Carolinian who has dedicated his career to our students' achievement. After passing 10 Advanced Placement exams at Spartanburg High School (1998) and earning the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, he attended the University of South Carolina Honors College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a French minor (2002). As an undergraduate he tutored in USC's athletic department and worked as a resident advisor. He earned a Master in Teaching Secondary Math (2003) before teaching for 3 years at Spartanburg High School (2003-2006). 

He attended seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity (2009). While in Massachusetts, he owned and operated Golden Apple Tutoring, an elite math tutoring company on the North Shore. 

 

After moving back to South Carolina, Derrick returned to the classroom and led Dorman High School's AP Calculus program for 3 years. In an effort to impact more students Derrick left the classroom in 2013 to start SC Test Prep and serve as Executive Director.

 

He spends most of his time and joy caring for his 4 sons. 

SC Test Prep Board of Directors

Michael Uhrenik 
Board Chairman
Melissa Deloach
Vice Chairman, The Scholars Academy for Spartanburg County Schools
Jennifer Dowis
Board Member