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Dr. Krontayia N. Payne-Moss

Educator | Author | Women's Activist | Consultant

Dr. Krontayia N. Payne-Moss is a renowned author and dynamic speaker, celebrated for her exceptional contributions to education, community engagement, and advocacy. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Moss embodies resilience and unwavering faith, inspiring audiences worldwide with her powerful message of hope and transformation.

As the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, "From Fatherless Child to the King's Daughter," Dr. Moss captivates audiences with her poignant storytelling and profound insights that empowers others to triumph over adversity and embrace their true potential.

Dr. Moss is a proud graduate of Libbey High School in Toledo. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University in 2007, with a minor in science and intervention specialties. Embarking on her career journey in 2008, she swiftly established herself as a beacon of change within Toledo Public Schools, advocating tirelessly for inner-city youth.

Dr. Moss' commitment to community upliftment shines through her initiatives with The Boys & Girls Club of Toledo, where she pioneered programs like SMART Girls, empowering young women to cultivate self-esteem and informed decision-making. Her outstanding contributions were recognized with prestigious accolades, including Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and Employee of the Year in 2010.

Continuing her academic pursuits, Dr. Moss obtained a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Toledo in 2013, and furthered her impact as a Holmes Scholar at the University of Findlay. In 2018, Dr. Moss attained her Doctorate of Education, focusing her research on the transformative impact of the wraparound process on at-risk youth and families. Her groundbreaking work continues to shape educational practices and community interventions, reflecting her unwavering commitment to effecting positive change.

Dr. Moss' life journey epitomizes resilience, faith, and unwavering determination, serving as an inspiration to all. With her transformative words and actions, she leaves an indelible mark on hearts and minds worldwide, igniting a beacon of hope and empowerment for generations to come.


Workshop Series

Let’s Talk About It!

Target Audience: Church and organizations servicing women and adolescent girls


It’s time for all the empowered daughters of the King to break up with their pain, trust in God’s plans, and walk confidently in His purpose for their lives. "Let's Talk About It" is a transformative workshop series designed to cultivate a sisterhood community where barriers are shattered, bonds are strengthened, and harmful thought patterns are dismantled. "Let's Talk About It" is inspired by the profound insights shared in Dr. K. Payne-Moss' book, "From Fatherless Child to the King's Daughter: God Did It!" These empowering workshops inspire participants to dive deep into transformative concepts, share insights, and support one another on their journeys toward purpose and fulfillment. This series guides attendees on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and spiritual growth. Together, we'll explore transformative concepts like identity, resilience, self-esteem, and self-efficacy which are essential for personal growth and empowerment.

"Knowing, Hearing, Understanding, Trusting: A Journey with God for Young Women"

Target Audience: Women who want to know God on a deeper level


This transformative workshop series is tailored for young women who desire to deepen their relationship with God and cultivate a greater understanding of His voice, His character, and His faithfulness. In "Knowing, Hearing, Understanding, Trusting," we'll embark on a multi-part journey of discovery, exploration, and intimacy with God, equipping you with the tools and insights needed to walk confidently in His love and purpose.

Each workshop in this series will focus on a specific aspect of your relationship with God, guiding you through practical teachings, interactive exercises, and heartfelt discussions to empower you to know Him more intimately, hear His voice more clearly, understand His ways more deeply, and trust Him more fully. Join us in this enriching and empowering workshop series. It's time to step boldly into the abundant life and purpose He has prepared for us as His beloved daughters.


From Fatherless Child to the King's Daughter: Embracing God's Love and Learning to Love His Way

Workshop Target Audience: Women and adolescent girls


It's time to understand and experience the depth of God's love and learn how to love His way in every area of our lives. This transformative workshop explores the concept of love, and teaches women who long to understand and experience the depth of God's love, what true love feels like. In "From Fatherless Child to the King's Daughter," we'll embark on a journey of discovery, healing, and empowerment as we explore the profound truth of God's unconditional love and His desire to teach us how to love His way.

Through engaging presentations, interactive discussions, and heartfelt reflections, participants will uncover the beauty of their identity as cherished daughters of the King and learn practical steps for cultivating a deeper relationship with God. Attendees also gain insight on how to become better at loving others. It’s time to embrace the love that God gives freely.

Building Resilience in At-Risk Youth & Families

Workshop Target Audience: Stakeholders servicing youth and 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.

Building Resilience: Empowering Educators to Cultivate Student Resilience

Workshop Target Audience: Current & Future Educators


In today's ever-changing educational landscape, fostering resilience in students has become an essential skill for educators. Resilient students are better equipped to overcome challenges, bounce back from setbacks, and thrive in both academic and personal spheres. This interactive workshop is designed to equip educators with the tools and strategies necessary to cultivate resilience in their students, empowering them to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.

Achieving Classroom Success: A Practical Guide to Creating a Classroom Environment You Love


Are you seeking to enhance student learning outcomes, boost engagement, and create a more effective classroom environment? This is the perfect workshop for educators seeking tips, tools, and strategies for managing their classroom environment. Whether you're a seasoned educator looking to refine your teaching practices or a novice teacher eager to make a meaningful impact, this workshop will empower you to harness the transformative potential of action-research to achieve the results you desire in the classroom. Join us and take the first step towards unlocking your full potential as an educator and change agent.

Empowering Educators: Leveraging Your Platform to Impact Students' Lives


As educators, we possess a unique opportunity to inspire, motivate, and positively influence the lives of our students. Join us for an engaging workshop focused on equipping educators with the tools and strategies needed to leverage their platform effectively and make a lasting impact on student success and well-being. Through interactive discussions, practical activities, and real-world examples, participants will explore key barriers to student motivation and learning, discover methods for instilling hope in struggling students, practice relationship-building strategies with diverse student populations, and establish effective practices for maintaining a thriving learning environment.

Teaching is Taboo: Connecting Game Strategies to Diverse Teaching Practices

Workshop Target Audience: Couples


Are you ready to level up your teaching game and engage diverse students in dynamic ways? Join us for an innovative workshop where we bridge the gap between the beloved game of Taboo and best practices for teaching diverse student populations. In "Teaching is Taboo," participants will explore how the game's strategies can be seamlessly integrated into their teaching practices to foster inclusivity, promote engagement, and enhance learning outcomes for all students.

Through interactive gameplay, reflective discussions, and practical applications, educators will discover creative ways to break down barriers, build connections, and create a more inclusive classroom environment. Join us as we unlock the power of Taboo and unleash its potential to revolutionize your classroom community.

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

Burlington Area School District

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

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

Mrs. Chears / The Maritime Academy of Toledo


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