LACPA Governing Board
Latoya Leidig, Board Secretary. High School Teacher, SIATech Academy South.
LaToya Samantha Leidig emigrated from Nassau, Bahamas to Delray Beach, Florida when she was two years old. Her parents, Jamaican natives- left the Caribbean in search of solace from political unrest, and the promise of the American Dream.
After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Bethune-Cookman College, LaToya became a humanities instructor at her former high school. She has since maintained a career as a teacher working with At-Promise students in Florida, Maryland and California. LaToya is a writer with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University. She maintains a blog with writings dedicated to parenthood and social justice. LaToya is also the author of a thought-provoking children’s book called Poor. Mr. Monday.
LaToya is a diversity trainer and sits on several committees at her current school. She is dedicated to fighting for quality educational access for all students.
Dr. Daniel D. Liou, Board President. Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University
With more than 27 years of professional experience in education, Daniel Liou has been a researcher, educator, and author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and publicly accessible scholarship. Dr. Liou's research broadly examines educational inequities, social justice education, and the sociology of education. He is an appointed member of numerous editorial boards for academic journals, and the recipient of several national and local awards in recognition of the impact of his scholarship and practice in education. Dr. Liou brings an intersectional perspective as an immigrant and the first member of his family to graduate from high school and college.
Morgan Chandler, Board Member
Morgan Chandler is an LCSW and currently works as a Program Manager for a non-profit. Originally from Oakland, CA, Morgan moved down to Los Angeles to pursue her undergraduate degree in Education and Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. Currently, Morgan holds her Master’s in Social Work and working toward her Doctorate in Education Leadership.
Morgan has experience in school social work and providing mental health services to students in the educational setting. As a social worker, she is rooted in social justice and advocating for equitable systems and care. She is a part of the Advisory Committee for a Youth Diversion Steering Committee as well as a non-profit providing services to homeless women in Los Angeles County.
Ellie Chavez, Board Member
Allison Stone, Board Member