Latoya Desamour is an author and elementary teacher who has taught for 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 and More Than Words are books written to motivate and encourage children to love themselves and embrace their differences.
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.