LaTonia (she/her/hers) is a self-proclaimed lover, creator and educator. She possesses more than a decade of progressive service and experience in the field of education, particularly around curriculum and instruction, equity, and leadership. She has a BA in American Studies from the University of Richmond and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland College Park. She has also earned her administration I and II certification from Hood College’s Educational Leadership program. Currently, she is a Senior Associate at the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium working within the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement center and was previously a facilitator at Center for Inspired Teaching in DC. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Guild Public Charter School and is the proud owner of Adjourn Teahouse, a loose leaf tea company in the DMV. She adores spending her time blending tea and all things ginger, justice related and Jill Scott.