Mikala Streeter

Civic Innovation Fellow 2016-2017

The LIFE School



The LIFE School’s mission is to serve as a progressive high school where each student works through a custom, project-based learning plan designed around their learning styles, interests, and goals.


The LIFE School is an innovative high school in Atlanta, where students learn through passion projects and academic work. As a LIFE Learner, our students start businesses, intern with companies, take project-based courses and partake in off-site experiences, allowing them the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma in a non-traditional and nurturing environment.


Mikala, the founding principal, is an experienced educator who is committed to empowering students from all backgrounds .She has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.A. in Education (Learning, Design, and Technology) from Stanford University. Over the last 7 years, Mikala has taught middle and high school computer science and math courses, designed curriculum, and coached teachers around the world. Prior to founding The LIFE School, she co-founded an educational technology company focused on college access. She is also a 4.0 Schools Fellow and a SXSWedu conference speaker.