Latoya Desamour is an author and elementary educator who has over 16 years in Hillsborough County. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and left home to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa. She graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She is married to an extremely supportive husband and together, they have 4 wonderful children.
Her years of being bullied as a child and her encounter with students while teaching grades K-5 over the years has allowed her first-hand experience in the daily insecurities that students face. The New Me, More Than Words, and Wordy Widson Watch Your Words are books written to motivate and encourage children to love themselves, embrace their differences, and sharpen Character Development.
She is extremely passionate about making a difference in the lives of students and equipping them with the necessary tools for a lasting change. Connecting with students in engaging ways allows her to promote kindness, empathy, resiliency, and confidence during her powerful presentations.