Dr. Toya Warren – Science & DE Teacher

Dr. Warren was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, but she moved to Florida in 2005 after earning her BS in Biology from Oakwood University (Huntsville, Alabama). She also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Florida International University (Miami, Florida), which she earned while working at Ocoee High School (Ocoee, Florida). She is married with three sons: Anthony (7 yrs.), Harper (3 yrs.), and Logan (4 months), and thus enjoys spending her “free time” watching Ninjago and Power Rangers. For the past 5 years Dr. Warren has worked in a cell signaling laboratory researching the association between diabetes and pancreatic cancer, ultimately leading to two publications in a peer reviewed journal.

In December of 2015, Dr. Warren successfully defended her dissertation and graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. While she loved working in the lab and contributing to the growing pool of knowledge she was eager to return to teaching, where she has acquired 6 years of experience at the secondary and postsecondary level. Dr. Warren is currently teaching Physical Science and Chemistry, but has taught Biology (Reg, Honors, and AP), Chemistry (Reg and Honors), Ecology, and Physiology in the past. She is excited to be part of the NDHS family and is looking forward to contributing to the growth of our school.