Derek Smith

Executive Team – National

Derek Smith

Chief Regional Officer

Derek joins iMentor from Bridgetown Leaders, where he served as founder and Executive Director. While at Bridgetown, Derek led the organization in providing school leaders of color with culturally relevant, personalized, and results-driven executive coaching and mentoring. Prior to Bridgetown Leaders, Derek worked at Turnaround for Children as the Chief Program Officer, where he led the ongoing development and expansion of Turnaround’s program to help school, network, and district leaders across the country address the impact of stress and trauma on children’s learning and development. Derek has also held leadership roles at KIPP and New Visions for Public Schools and has implemented national K-12 programs in formative assessment and academic intervention at The Princeton Review and Kaplan, respectively. Derek is a proud father, husband, and mentor with a B.A. from Dartmouth College.