K. Toussaint Lacoste
History/English Tutoring - Executive Functioning
K. Toussaint Lacoste, a veteran educator of 21 years, has been instrumental in teaching and empowering students in public, charter, and private schools. He is currently a DMV resident who relocated from Boston, MA., with his family to teach Middle School History at a prestigious independent school in Washington, DC. Toussaint has spent the last five years serving in this capacity and is a grade-level dean in the Middle School division. He is adept at searching for and implementing executive functioning resources that engage and enlighten their ability to feel good about their success.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Toussaint taught ELA, History, and Humanities for 15 years to hundreds of students in New England, from grades 6 through 12 and 15 years. He has a holistic approach to his educational philosophy, which involves lecture-based, discussion-oriented, project-centered, and media-supported resources and curriculum.
With over a decade of teaching experience, Toussaint has worked in various educational settings, including secondary schools and higher education institutions. He has designed and implemented innovative curriculum modules integrating history, humanities, and English, creating a holistic approach to understanding the human experience.
In addition to curriculum design and classroom instruction, Toussaint has also participated in conferences and educational forums that have explored themes such as cultural competency in historical texts and the influence of literature and poetry in social protests and movements. His commitment to scholarly pursuits enriches his teaching, giving students a deep understanding of the subjects he guides them through.
Toussaint holds a B.A. in African-American Studies and History from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with plans on pursuing a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.