Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, Head of Coaching
DJ Cervantes (he/him) is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and the Head of Coaching at TalentED Advisors. He brings extensive experience in project and program management, adult coaching, social and emotional learning, and instructional leadership.
Previously, he was the Director of Partnerships at Transforming Education where he coached school and network leaders and managed a partnership with the NewSchools Venture Fund. He coached teachers and teacher coaches at Teach For America’s regional offices in Boston and Buffalo, NY — in addition to leading a Teach For America summer school program for three separate summers. He also spent a year serving as Leader in Residence at Phoenix Charter School in Massachusetts. DJ began his career as a secondary science teacher in Oakland, CA.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University and is an IHI-trained performance improvement coach.