Dr. LaToya Byrd began her career in education as a middle school math teacher in Decatur, GA. Currently, she is a District Academic Coach specializing in mathematics at the elementary level. Through coaching, PLCs, and district professional learning, she supports educators who are “doing” mathematics. She has had the pleasure of working with the Georgia Department of Education, reviewing state standards, test development, and data review. Dr. Byrd believes that culturally responsive teaching combined with fun, number sense, and conceptual understandings leads to learning for all students. In her free time, she loves to color, play sudoku, travel, and spend time with her son and husband.