A little bit about Myka
As a high school English teacher for more than fifteen years, Myka worked with every type of student from those who were identified as at-risk, gifted and talented, and everywhere in between. Her classroom philosophy was to be the hour of the day where teens felt accepted, allowed to be themselves, and safe. She has carried that philosophy into founding Teen Forward and believes that adolescence does not need to be a struggle but can be an ultimately enjoyable experience remembered fondly as an adult.
Myka holds a bachelor’s degree in English/secondary education from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, master’s degrees in special education (University of Minnesota) and depth psychology (Pacifica Graduate Institute), and a Ph.D. in depth psychology and somatic studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Myka lives in Minnesota with her husband, a middle-school band teacher; her two teenage step-daughters; and their three dogs Goldie, Elwood, and Diego. When she’s not hard at work with Teen Forward, Myka enjoys painting and drawing, cooking, reading, camping, and watching The X-Files.