Since November 2009, Darin has served as Director for the LMU Family of Schools. During this time he lead and supervised the growth of the LMU Family of Schools from a university initiative to a collaborative partnership serving thirteen schools. Darin is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the FOS, managing various programs and projects that support our partner schools, and serving as a liaison between university departments/division and partner schools. Darin also provides support in instructional design and implementation, coordinating professional development opportunities for teachers, supervising grant –funded projects and working with school site staff members to address culture and climate issues that impact student achievement.
Having worked as an administrator, classroom teacher and human relations facilitator, Darin brings with him over 17 years experience with the Los Angeles Unified School District. A native of Los Angeles, he attended both Loyola Village Elementary and Westchester High School before going off to Howard University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration ('88). He has a Masters degree in Educational Administration and is currently enrolled in the USC Rossier School of Education Doctoral program with a concentration in “Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies”. The founder of BridgeBuildersNetwork.com, Darin is an author, speaker, husband and father of five. He also serves as a part-time faculty in the LMU Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.