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Corporate Work Study Team

Darren Luft, Director of Operations 

Before joining Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Darren, an attorney by training, worked as a litigator at national and international law firms in New York City. While earning his law degree from New York University School of Law, he represented students who had been improperly suspended or denied special education services in New York City public schools.

Prior to law school, Darren spent two years teaching middle and high school English and social studies and coaching freshman boys and girls basketball at Holy Cross of San Antonio. He attended the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate education and spent time tutoring elementary school students at St. Casimir’s Parish and the Robinson Community Learning Center. Darren holds both a bachelor’s degree in political science with a supplemental major in philosophy and a master’s degree in education from Notre Dame.

During his undergraduate education, he also attended New College of Oxford University in the United Kingdom for a year. While at Oxford, he helped lead the American club, i.e., the New College basketball team, to victory in the university championships during the Hilary term.

Darren is excited to use his background in both law and education to help Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep students succeed in the corporate work-study program, college, and life.

 He is the proud father of three boys and a girl.

Darren can be reached at dluft@cristoreydallas.org or 214-334-6358.

 

 

Rachel Oleksiak, Manager of Business Partner Development 
 

Rachel Oleksiak grew up in Flower Mound, Texas. She attended Marcus High School in Flower Mound and graduated in 2009. She went on to attend the University of Dallas in Irving where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with an Education Certification. During her time at the University of Dallas, she had the opportunity to study in Rome and Costa Rica. Both experiences were amazing and really helped her find her love for traveling and languages.

After graduating from UD, Ms. Oleksiak taught Spanish at Decatur High School. She returned to the Lewisville area to work at The Colony High School. During her time at TC, she taught Spanish and worked as Team Lead for the Spanish 1 Team. She also acted as National Honor Society Sponsor, where she organized service projects and managed the logistics of NHS. Ms. Oleksiak is so excited about the opportunity to use her Spanish and teaching experience with the Corporate Work Study Program.

Ms. Oleksiak loves to spend time with her family, friends and dog, Lily. She enjoys running, doing exercise classes and reading in her free time. roleksiak@cristoreydallas.org