Meet Latoya

Latoya N. Dixon, Ph.D.

Dr. Latoya Dixon is a former teacher and principal.  As a product of Rock Hill School District 3, Latoya began her career as a middle school English Language Arts teacher after graduating from Clemson University in 1999. Latoya holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, an Educational Specialist degree, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of South Carolina.

2019 Principal Professional Development Day -Western Piedmont Educational Consortium

Latoya is known across the Carolinas not only for her expertise as a leader but also for her inspirational spirit. She enjoys reading and writing on her blog, Leading & Learning and recording her podcast #leadershipwithlatoya, which is available on iTunes. Latoya has served as a state-level education leader in South Carolina as the Director of the Office of School Transformation. She currently serves as the Director of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Gifted Education in York School District One in South Carolina. Latoya is available for keynote speaking and professional development. Learn more about her work by visiting her resource site Leadership With Latoya.

2019 Keynote at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference.                         

Latoya is passionate and a fierce advocate of public education and equity. Her areas of interests include instructional leadership, strategic planning, and building productive and positive relationships.

Best Practices in Continuous Improvement-South Carolina School Administrators Conference 2019

She has presented on these topics to a variety of audiences and in a variety of settings. Her presentations tend to be passionate and scholarly, yet practical and filled with things practitioners can put into action right now.  Latoya’s passion fueled purpose and contagious smile will warm your heart and push your thinking, all while inspiring you to be the absolute best you can be.  In the words of Latoya, Be you. Be true. Be a hope builder!” 

Latoya is available for keynote speaking and consultant opportunities. For more information, email her at

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