Jeremy Abarno, Chief Talent Officer, is responsible for all of DREAM’s strategic talent efforts. He oversees recruitment and hiring, workforce planning, coaching and professional development, and DREAM’s growth as an increasingly more diverse and inclusive environment. Jeremy started as a teacher in East Harlem in 2000 and has dedicated his career to the children of New York City. He served as the Principal at PAVE Academy public charter school. Prior to joining DREAM, Jeremy was the Managing Director of Talent at Ascend Public Charter Schools in Brooklyn, a network of nine schools serving more than 4,000 students in central Brooklyn. Jeremy holds a Master’s in Special Education from City College and a School Building Leader license from Baruch. He is a graduate of New York University in elementary education.