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LaToya Ireland


Parent Ambassador

LaToya serves as a parent ambassador for Parents of Waterbury (POW), a Collaborative Action Network for Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

No stranger to the Waterbury community – In her role, LaToya supports BTS in intentionally centering parents’ and families lived experiences to generate new ideas that push forward the organization’s mission to ‘Build. Transform. Sustain.’ Waterbury’s children, youth, and families in school, career, and life.

As a parent advocate, LaToya currently serves as a commissioner for the Waterbury Board of Education. Since the inception of POW in 2021, she looks forward to submerging in family engagement through connecting with parents across the city through a common goal of creating change using parent power. She hopes that through these convening spaces, we can collectively move the needle for equitable education and the well-being of Waterbury families.

LaToya believes that parents have so much to offer when it comes to their children, youth, and our community. In her spare time, she likes to read, complete puzzles, and binge-watch her favorite TV shows. And that is her, POWER.