Words about Myiah from her coworkers:
"Myiah is a GEM. She is a calm, consistent and passionate presence on our team. She does whatever it takes to support our students. She sees the good in others and strives to be better in her practice each day! She believes all kids can and will succeed and does her best to meet students where they are and push them forward."
"Myiah is such a helpful and amazing team member. Her energy is out of this world and she makes any stressful situation a million times better with her smile and comedic abilities! I love observing her morning circles because she's so invested in them that it makes me want to join in and participate with the students."
"Ms. Myiah is such an asset to our community. She's incredibly hard working, open to learning, a consummate professional, and always looks fierce :) The energy and high expectations (for herself and her students) that she brings to her work...phonics lessons, circles, lunch/recess...is amazing. Seeing her around campus always puts a smile on my face."
A recent interview with Myiah:
What is your favorite thing about Caliber?
Being a Kindergarten teacher. My favorite thing about Caliber is the SEL curriculum and that it is effectively and consistently implemented! It's so important for our 5/6 year old's to learn how to manage their emotions as they are coming into who they are as a student and person. I love seeing our youngest students using their SEL tools from the Toolbox and knowing that it really works!
What was your favorite subject when you were in school and why?
My favorite subject in school was English. It was my favorite because I loved reading and writing. Letters and how they are used to express and learn always kept me engaged in school; hence why I'm so into teaching our Kindergartners phonics and phonemic awareness! The early skills of knowing and manipulating letters are MAJOR in being able to read and write. I always hope that my lessons are fun enough to plant the same love for English that I had in our Kinder students.
What is your favorite memory associated with music (maybe a memorable concert, or playing an instrument yourself!)?
My favorite memory associated with music is being young at my aunts' house with all of my family for a party. Songs that I liked kept coming on and I kept saying "This is my SONG!" and dancing to almost every one. My aunt jokingly called me out and said "Girl, EVERY song is your song. Go sit down somewhere!" LOL!
If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
If I could go on a dream vacation, I would go to Venice, Italy just to see the sights and relax. I love that it's a whole city built on water!
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically Vallejo)?
My favorite thing about Vallejo is the stamp in Bay Area music that came and is still coming from the city; Mac DRE (R.I.P), E-40, SOBxRBE! I also really enjoy all the places you can relax outdoors in Vallejo/Benicia like the waterfront and many parks
What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you?
One fun fact that most people don't know about me is that I'm obsessed with commercials (especially funny/witty ones) and jingles; I am deeply moved by the classic Hoover Vacuum jingles as well as the current JG Wentworth at 877-Cash Now jingles! I also have to shout-out my girl Flo at Progressive for bringing me many giggles.