Who is MTM?

LaVonna Roth

LAVONNA ROTH is an internationally known author, keynote speaker and consultant. Her passion is bridging neuroscience and education. Thousands of educators and students have benefited from her abundance of practical, applicable and down-to-earth strategies to the most common and frustrating issues in education. These strategies are a direct result from years of research, as well as, classroom and consulting experiences. LaVonna presents very interactive and engaging seminars and has done so across three continents. She is the author of Brain-Powered Strategies to Engage All Learners with more books on the way. Her sessions are a do-not-miss opportunity!

LaVonna’s audiences laugh and learn as they hear stories and examples illustrating her unique insight on how the brain learns, the learning environment, Brain-Powered Strategies and planning with power that align with the latest brain research and classroom instruction. Many seminar attendees have written comments such as, “This was the best workshop I have attended in my 18 years of teaching” and “I was actually skeptical about coming, but within the first 5 minutes I was engaged.”

Based out of the Tampa Bay, FL area, LaVonna enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is committed to bettering others, so they can better themselves.


LaVonna serves as a Board Member of Florida ASCD and is a member of IRA, NSDC, ASCD, Society for Neuroscience, and the Learning & the Brain Society. She authored the interactive notebook, Brain-Powered Strategies to Engage All Learners (2012).

Classroom Demonstration


LaVonna Roth has completed an undergraduate degree and two Master’s degrees.

  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education
  • Marygrove College, Master’s in the Art of Teaching
  • Walden University, Master’s in Educational Leadership

LaVonna is a certified Dinah Zike Foldables® Instructor through the Dinah Zike Academy!

Classroom Teaching Experience & Recognition

LaVonna Roth has had the privilege of teaching 2nd through 8th grade, as well as serving several years as a Team Leader and Mentor Teacher. Much of LaVonna’s classroom success stemmed from how she managed her classroom and kept students engaged with effective hands-on lessons. She has also authored a lesson plan format (The 4i’s) that embeds brain research and supports the core elements of a lesson to make the difference in instruction and learning outcomes for students.

As a teacher, LaVonna Roth has been recognized for several awards including:

  • Florida Council – Social Studies Outstanding Teacher of the Year
  • Hillsborough County School District – Social Studies Teacher of the Year
  • Corr Elementary School – Teacher of the Year
  • Florida Department of Education – Mentor Teacher

LaVonna working with a student.

Please contact Minds That Matter, Inc regarding experience in working with schools and districts internationally as an instructional coach, mentor, and trainer.