I’m Latoya Hardman Lewis. Mother, educator, and now, director.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas though I did venture off to various cities in Texas during my college years. I eventually found my way back to Houston and completed my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, Downtown,and immediately set off to the Big Apple to live the “good life.” While there, I worked in banking for a short while, and in in 2004, I left that career to join New York City Teaching Fellows, an alternative teaching program that prepares teachers to enter the classroom. Through this program, I also earned my Master’s degree, and while working on this degree, I began teaching High School English in Harlem at Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School. It was here that I learned what it means to be a teacher.
After a few years, I was homesick, so I moved back to Houston and taught for the next 3 years at Klein Forest High School. In 2008, I began teaching Developmental English as an adjunct instructor for Lone Star College-Tomball, and in 2011, I became full time faculty. Since 2014, I have been leading the teacher education program at Lone Star College-Tomball.
My passion is teaching, specifically finding new ways to present content that has been taught for ages. It is my goal to help my students develop their 21st century literacy skills while equipping them to deliver technology-rich and engaging lessons to their future students.