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Dr. Krontayia Moss


Dr. Krontayia N. Payne-Moss, born in Racine, Wisconsin was raised in Toledo, Ohio. She is a proud Toledo Public Schools Graduate of Libbey High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 from Bowling Green State University, where she studied mathematics and minored in science and intervention specialties.

In 2008, she embarked on her career as an educator and advocate for inner city youth. She gained employment with Toledo Public Schools and immersed herself in community service. Dr. Moss dedicated her time to The Boys & Girls Club of Toledo and also facilitated SMART Girls, a mentoring program created to promote self-esteem and guide the decision making of adolescent ladies.

Recognized for her hard work, dedication and effectiveness, Dr. Moss was honored as the Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by the Homer Hanham Boys & Girls Club. The following year, she began employment with the North Boys and Girls Club of Toledo and was recognized as the 2010 Employee of the Year. 

In 2013, Dr. Moss earned a Master of Education, focusing on Curriculum & Instruction, from the University of Toledo. She continued her studies at the University of Findlay where she was recognized for her academic excellence as the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Holmes Scholar.  She earned a Doctorate of Education in 2018 after researching the wraparound process and the impact it has on the needs of at-risk youth and families. 


Building Resilience in At-Risk Youth & Families

Many youths have difficulties overcoming risk and transitioning into a successful adulthood. The difference between the resilient population and their counterparts are the quality of their relationships, resources, and strategies for coping with adverse circumstances. Through engaging stories and interactive activities Drs. Deonte’ & Krontayia Moss use their lived, professional, and academic experiences to advance the tools and knowledge of stakeholders on fostering resilience in at-risk youth and families. Attendees can expect to be engaged and informed on practical ways to influence the resilience of underprivileged families in hopes of producing greater life outcomes. ​


"Dr. Moss's presentation was educational, rewarding and enlightening! Thank you for

spreading your gifts."

Mrs. Chears / The Maritime Academy of Toledo

"I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Krontayia Moss in different capacities. And rather it's working with youth or adults, Dr. Moss has the ability to connect with each demographic to engage her target audience."

Ms. Dawnielle / Lucas County Youth Treatment Center

"Working with Krontayia Moss is simply amazing! It's amazing because when we talk there's no judgement and it's very real! She makes you feel like you can talk about the secrets and get real advice! She knows the word of God and will always make sure he is put first and last in our conversations."

Arlinda Self / Self Love Movement

"Thank you, Dr. K. Payne-Moss, for your excellent facilitation skills!"

Burlington Area School District

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