President & Chief Executive Officer

Drew has more than 20 years of experience working in and managing school systems and non-profits. He spent the last six years in various leadership roles with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), most recently on district-wide efforts to develop and implement new technologies. While with LAUSD, Drew also served on Superintendent John Deasy’s leadership team where he oversaw human capital strategies and programs, including the launch of a new division focused on talent management, new educator evaluations, and a variety of teacher professional development initiatives.  He also managed multi-million dollar federal, state and privately funded budgets.

Prior to his work with LAUSD, Drew led the Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools, seven LA public schools supported by Loyola Marymount University serving approximately 4,500 students. During Drew’s tenure, academic performance as measured by state testing increased in 6 of the seven schools; graduation rates climbed; and algebra readiness improved across the board. Before leading the Loyola Marymount Family of Schools, Drew was a Partner with The New Teacher Project where he directed a nationwide effort to attract teachers to urban and rural school districts that were difficult to staff, netting more than 10,000 teacher applicants. Drew began his career as a teacher in Baltimore Public Schools as Teach for America corps member.

Drew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCSB, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from USC and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University. In 2016, Drew was selected as a Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellow.

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