LaToya believes that students rise and fall to the expectations that are set for them and strongly believes that educators should hold each student accountable to his or her potential. “The higher our standard the higher they will reach,” she touts. She is passionate about unlocking student potential and challenging them to reach beyond their immediate grasp. Communities In Schools of Wake County’s (CIS Wake) Executive Director, LaToya Montague, has dedicated her 20-year professional career in youth development with the organization.
LaToya was one of CIS Wake’s first scholarship recipients. While pursuing a BS in Business Management at NC State University, LaToya volunteered at the CIS Wake learning center located within the public housing community where she grew up. Upon graduating with honors, she began her tenure with CIS Wake and has served in almost every major role within the organization. LaToya was honored as the CIS national alumnae of the year by receiving the 2018 Tomas Carreon and Alonso Guillén Distinguished Service Award.
LaToya, a Raleigh native, is the proud parent of two CIS Wake Alumni In Motion, Ty and Tatyana, a senior at NC A&T and 2020 graduate of Athens Drive High School respectively.
Fun Fact: LaToya is Karaoke Queen and the Game Night Terminator. Pick any song or any game and she will take you to task!!