Term of office: Jan. 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025
LaToya Dowdell-Burger is serving in her first full term on the Groveport Madison Schools Board of Education. On July 8, 2020, she was appointed to fill the remainder of the term held by former Board member Bryan Shoemaker. She was elected to her current seat in the November 2021 election.
LaToya graduated from Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Groveport in 2006.
She is an eleven-year United States Army Veteran with more than 16 years of experience in Human Resources, Workforce Development, Health Administration, Business Development, and Media/Public Affairs. She also served in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has attended several military schools, U.S. Government Leadership Academies, and the Ohio Christian University Leadership/Ministry.
She also served as the Marketing Director for the Oakley Full Gospel Baptist Church, Marketing Director for the Kingdom Image Awards, and currently serves as the Marketing Director for Greater Ebenezer Cathedral of Praise.
LaToya enjoys singing, writing music, and “anything artsy.” She and her husband have a blended family with seven children with age differences spanning nearly two decades. She also is a proud grandmother of three.