Ms. La Toya Brown has always had a passion for learning and working with kids, especially teenagers and their families. She completed her undergraduate education at San Jose State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology, concentration Criminology. Meanwhile, she volunteered to help teenagers, and even spearheaded a local community outreach project, targeting at-risk teens, while partnering with agencies and businesses of Santa Clara County, the East Bay, and even as far as Contra Costa. Realizing she wanted to give more, she earned two graduate degrees including a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Phoenix, with authorizations in Autism Spectrum Disorders and English Language Learners. She is passionate about helping students to reach their full potential with a combination of whole brain teaching strategies and a growth mindset. Additionally, La Toya enjoys activating her entire brain and embraces cultural diversity with emphasis on equity. During leisure time, Ms. Brown enjoys partaking in a variety of activities including: foreign language (American Sign Language & Spanish), Toastmasters International public speaking club, photography & videography, domestic & international travel, visual and performing arts, mixed martial arts (drills & sparring), cycling (both indoor & outdoor) and event planning.