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Dr. Royal Toy, Ed.D.

Director, PACE
Associate Professor
Assessment Coordinator

Office Hours

Mon2:30pm - 4:30pm Pacific (https://lcsc.zoom.us/j/88051668041)
TuesBy appointment only.
WedBy appointment only.
ThuBy appointment only.
FriBy appointment only.

About Royal

Royal Toy is originally from Boulder, Colorado. He currently serves as the director of Pathways for Accelerated Certification and Endorsement (PACE) programs and is focused on the development of opportunities and providing access for all people who are interested in becoming teachers.

Dr. Toy holds an Ed.D. in Special Education with a minor in Statistics & Research Methodology. His masters is in Special Education – Teaching the Gifted & Talented. He is also passionate about Music & Art with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, minor in drawing, and an Associate degree in Graphic Design & Illustration.

He has also served as director of various summer programs for students (K-12) and continues to be active in national and international organizations through publication, presentation, and work on committees and in leadership.


Ed.D. University of Northern Colorado, May 2009

  • Major: Special Education
  • Focus: Teaching the Gifted & Talented
  • Minor: Statistics & Research Methods


  • Dissertation Chair: Dr. George Betts

M.A. University of Northern Colorado, August 2004

  • Major: Special Education
  • Focus: Teaching the Gifted & Talented

B.M.E. University of Northern Colorado, December 2001

  • Major: Music Education
  • Minor: Drawing

Teaching Experience

Lewis-Clark State College: 2018 - Current

Mississippi University for Women: 2009 - 2018

Mississippi Governor’s School: 2010 - 2018

Leadership Enrichment Program, University of Northern Colorado: 2005 - 2013

University of Northern Colorado: Fall 2005 (Internship)

Platteville Elementary School / South Valley Middle School: 2004 – 2009

Butler Elementary School: 2002 - 2004