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Mr. Daniel Loscos » ABOUT MR. LOSCOS


My name is Daniel Loscos and I am entering my 17th year as a Social Studies and Business Teacher for LAUSD. This will be my sixth year at the Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences teaching Advanced Placement United States History (A.P.U.S.H.), U.S. History, Principles of American Democracy (Government) and this year, Financial Planning. I’m also involved in athletics serving as both the girl’s and boy’s golf coach. A colleague and I also serve as the class sponsors for the Junior and Senior classes conducting weekly meetings, organizing and supervising class events.

I graduated from Franklin High School in Highland Park, CA and went on to earn a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communications at California State University, Northridge.

Following graduation I went to work for a mutual fund company in Pasadena working in the Account Reconciliation Department. The monotony of office life and the daily view of a cubicle were soon too much, and I left there to become an independent Financial Planner, working mainly with educators, and presenting retirement workshops. 

A chance opportunity landed me in a classroom, and I loved it from the start. I looked into the requirements to become a teacher, and soon after I went on to complete my credential at CSUN, earning a dual credential in Social Studies and Business. I currently live in the city of Granada Hills with my wife and two daughters.

I like to approach my teaching much as I do my life, with lots of passion and energy. I enjoy the challenges each new day may bring, and the rewards that come from successfully maneuvering through them. As a teacher, I have an opportunity to make a positive impact on a young person's life on a daily basis. That challenge is something I value dearly, and this semester I have 280 opportunities to make a difference every day.

If you need to contact me, I can be reached by email at

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