DREW FUREDI, Ed.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Drew has more than 20 years of experience working in and managing school systems and non-profits. Drew was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Para Los Niños in fall 2016. Prior to joining the PLN Executive Team in 2015, Drew spent six years in leadership roles with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Before this, Drew led the Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools, a network of public schools supported by Loyola Marymount University serving approximately 4,500 students.
Earlier in his career, Drew was a Partner with The New Teacher Project where he directed efforts to attract teachers to urban and rural school districts. He began his career as a teacher in Baltimore Public Schools with Teach for America and has focused on equity and access to education for all youth throughout his career.
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. He is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow (Cohort XVI) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and the All Children Thrive – CA Equity Advisory Group. Drew lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their son.