Tonya J. Nalls is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She is a proud graduate of the Universtiy of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Nalls holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Masters of Education degree, an Administration Certification and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Adult and Higher Educatin. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for education, creative writing and spirituality. Dr. Nalls enjoyed over 25 years as a teacher and Special Education Administrator prior to retiring in 2022. As a recent retiree, she's now enjoying pursuit of her three passions in new and creative ways. Not only is Dr. Nalls a Champion of Lifelong Learning, she's also a wife, mother and a grandmother. Dr. Nalls has many accomplishments to speak of, but she says her greatest accomplishement is yet to come.