LaTonia Smith Cokely

LaTonia Smith Cokely

Faculty

LaTonia is a faculty member at Inspired Teaching. She possesses over a decade of progressive service and experience in the field of education, particularly in the areas of literacy at the elementary level, instructional leadership, and community building. She has worked as an educator in the Montgomery County Public School system within the Northeast Consortium, serving very diverse communities. LaTonia has taught in grade three through six in various capacities, more recently working in the Individuals and Societies department as a Digital Literacy teacher at an IB World school and as an instructional leadership team member and grade level team leader. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Richmond, a Masters in Education from the University of Maryland and certificates in Administration I and II from Hood College’s Educational Leadership Program.

What brought you to Inspired Teaching?

What initially attracted me to Center for Inspired Teaching was the name and the idea that teaching can be both inspired and inspiring. What I loved most about my career as an educator was that I felt inspired by my students to create lessons that were really engaging and sparked in them the curiosity, interest, and fervor to continue exploring and learning new things. I wanted to join a group of educators committed to this mission and found my home at Inspired Teaching.

September Inspired Teaching Institute

Teachers can’t control what happens between the time students wake up and when they arrive at school but they have a lot of control over what happens when students cross the classroom threshold. Participants in this fast-paced, idea-rich Institute will learn 20 different strategies for starting the school day!