Phone: (432) 686-0003, ext. 246


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Humanities EC-12 Music Certification

Mr. Derek S. Wooten


My name is Mr. Wooten. I am the music & orchestra teacher here at Midland Academy. This is my sixth year here at this wonderful campus.  I served eight years in the Unites States Navy as an Operations Specialist.  I have worked in television as a graphics operator and in master control for approximately twelve years. I have an Associate’s Degree in Broadcasting from Odessa College.  My real passion is music and making music fun for children.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a music emphasis from UTPB and perform with the UTPB Symphony Orchestra playing the double bass. I also perform with my church playing the viola and bass guitar. 

I have been married to my beautiful wife for seven years.

We have three dogs (two Chihuahuas - Hope and Sadie - and one shepherd mix - Tippy); and two cats - Penelope and Daphne.

I look forward to a fantastic, musical year.

Here is a list of my favorites:

Book - To Kill a Mockingbird

Color - Green

Music Styles - Christian Contemporary; Jazz

Snack - Checks Mix

Drinks - Dr. Pepper; Coffee

Restaurant - Taco Villa

Store - Big Lots

Charity - Lions Club

Theme - M & M

Quote -  

"So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)