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Latorie Lloyd Walker is an Owner and Chief Executive Officer in Columbia who works with families to provide quality, early childhood education for their children in small group, family-oriented settings. Latorie believes that every child in the Midlands deserves a quality preschool experience that stimulates their growth and development.
With over 20 years of experience in the early childhood industry, Latorie tailored the programs to provide each child with a strong foundation that prepares him/her for kindergarten and successfully enhances their overall school experience. Latorie has supported her dreams and opened the first Aspire Early Learning Academy on July 2, 2013 in the City of West Columbia. Within five years, she opened two additional academies which are located in the Town of Lexington and the City of Columbia. During this time, the academies have provided quality services to over two hundred children within our communities.
Latorie is an Early Childhood Certified Trainer, Technical Assistance Provider, Notary Public, REALTOR, and business consultant. She was recognized as the Woman of the Year in 2014 by the Midlands Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association.
Latorie holds a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University.