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Since November 2009, Darin has served as Director for the LMU Family of Schools. Darin is in charge of managing programs as well as overseeing the daily functions of FOS. In addition to facilitating the daily operations, he is also responsible for providing support in instructional design and implementation for the FOS partner schools. Darin also coordinates professional development opportunities and works with school site staff members to address culture and climate issues that impact student achievement at all FOS schools.
Darin brings with him over 17 years experience with the Los Angeles Unified School District having worked as an Administrator, Classroom Teacher an Human Relations Facilitator. 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). Darin served as a Part-Time Faculty member in the LMU School of Education before joining the Family of Schools in November 2008.


Since the spring of 2009, Maggie has been responsible for research and implementing polices that support the Family of Schools. Many of her projects work to identify the root causes and polices that potentially prevent stakeholders from implementing reform and building relationships to affect academic achievement.
A graduate of the Master of Public Policy program at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and the School of Education at Loyola Marymount's Masters in Education program, Maggie's professional career has always been involved in the field of education. She began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and then moved to South Central Los Angeles to teach at Verbum Dei High School. Her commitment and passion remain to fix the inequity and inequality in education among populations that differ by economic strata, ethnicity, and location.


As the Outreach Coordinator, Bryan is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the partner schools, community members and business affiliates in the Westchester community. Bryan also coordinates college readiness programs and events for grades K-12 in an effort to instill a college-going culture. Upon graduating from St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, Bryan earned a Division 1 Men's Basketball Scholarship to San Diego State University and graduated in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Administration of Justice. Bryan has also worked for CSU Dominguez Hills as a college recruiter and academic advisor. During those years, he attended school at Loyola Marymount where he earned an M.A. in Education, Counseling. In addition to working with the LMU Family of Schools, Bryan also currently serves as an adjunct counselor at Santa Monica College. Married, with 3 children, his wife is also a graduate of Westchester High School.


The LMU Family of Schools focuses on creating and supporting a partnership between the University and the schools in the Westchester area.


The Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools is dedicated to student success and educational equity by facilitating support, resources, and partnership opportunities with a focus on the schools in the Westchester area.


  • Help build and support local and school site level capacity for decision-making, innovation, and data-driven action through research, partnerships and professional development opportunities
  • Develop and implement programs and support structures that lead to improved student achievement and outcomes in the FOS K-12 cluster
  • Advocate for equitable educational opportunities on behalf of the FOS students and school stakeholders
  • Pilot innovative approaches to community and business partnerships with public schools