Our Vision

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.

Our Team

We have a dynamic team with a passion for education innovation. 

Mikala Streeter

Founding Principal
Mikala is an experienced educator who is committed to empowering students from all backgrounds. 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. 
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. 

Khabral Muhammad

Khabral joins Atlanta’s education community by way of Oakland CA. As an experienced educator, he brings a wide variety of skills in tech, the arts, the sciences and math, as well as a deep understanding of how important it is to instill a love of learning in children. He credits his mother, a recently retired teacher in Auburn, AL, with giving him a strong and varied academic foundation, which helped him fall in love with learning too.
He has a B.A. degree in English from California State University Hayward, minoring in International Writ and Psychology, and to this day remains passionate about nation-building, community organizing and education. 

Daly Jolly

Daly discovered a love for mathematics while studying engineering in his early college years. It was then that he began tutoring whenever the opportunity arose. After college, Daly worked for several years in construction, which provided him first hand experience with the practical applications of math. He possesses an enthusiasm for solving difficult problems and a love of teaching. Daly is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women, in Columbus, MS.

Henry Laws (Admissions)

Henry Laws brings a wealth of experience from education and athletic administration and in corporate sales management. He taught career tech courses and coached for 10+ years in the Clayton County School District. Henry has a passion for working with youth and seeing them develop into successful, accomplished citizens.
Henry has a B.S. in Psychology from University of South Carolina and a M.S. Education from Cambridge College in Boston. He is also certified in Educational Leadership.

Kendall Watkins

Serving public, private, and homeschool students as an independent education consultant, Kendall’s passion is helping students creatively navigate their individual paths to higher education.  As an experienced college coach, she helps students strategically identify “best fit” colleges and universities and oversees the college application season from start to finish.  She also teaches ACT Prep by empowering students to create and execute effective self-study plans.
Kendall hails from Los Angeles and has a B.A. from Howard University as well as a J.D. from Tulane Law School.  When she’s not working, you may find her reading, skating, or working out.


Kendall Watkins

Henry Laws (Admissions)

Henry leads our Admissions team and brings a wealth of experience from education, athletic administration and corporate sales management.

Daly Jolly

Daly discovered a love for mathematics while studying engineering in his early college years. He possesses an enthusiasm for solving difficult problems and a love of teaching.

Khabral Muhammad

Khabral is an experienced educator, who brings a wide variety of skills in STEM and the arts, as well as a deep understanding of how important it is to instill a love of learning in children.

Community Partners

Greening Youth
Soccer in the Streets
Biologue
Notes for Notes

Board of Trustees

Candis Curd
Candis Curd

Candis is a technology executive who has spent her career architecting and managing the delivery of solutions to complex problems for retail, entertainment, telecom and government clients.

Denise W. Streeter, PhD
Denise W. Streeter, PhD

Denise is a finance professional and academic with over 30 years of experience in accounting, economics, and finance. She teaches business courses to students of all ages, in various formats, and has done so on three continents.

Hassan Hassan
Hassan Hassan

Hassan is an immigrant, engineer, investor and startup coach. He loves data and dumplings - and is always curious about new models for youth to take the reins of their learning.

Heather Turney
Heather Turney

Heather is a human-centered innovator. By day, she works on Nationwide's innovation team and by night, she develops platforms to spread design thinking tools to the masses.

Jarrett Coger
Jarrett Coger

Jarrett Coger is an educator and entrepreneur working with startups and companies in banking, e-commerce, fashion, education, and telecom.

Advisory Board

Educators and Innovators Across the Globe

Our Advisory Board is a dedicated group of professionals that regularly offer their expertise, network, and time to support the work of our school.

They are some of our biggest fans and we couldn't do this work without them.

As our school continues to grow, we are always looking to increase our network and would love to talk with other professionals interested in lending their wisdom.

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Alphonzo Cross
Alphonzo Cross

Real Estate Developer and Entrepreneur

Chris Streeter
Chris Streeter

Non-profit Marketing Consultant

Justin Neely
Justin Neely

UX Designer

Mike Davis
Mike Davis

Vice President/Strategy

Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers

Seth Trudeau
Seth Trudeau

Director of Learning

African Leadership University

Treven Holcomb
Treven Holcomb

UX Designer

Alphonzo Cross

Alphonzo Cross

Real Estate Developer and Entrepreneur
Chris Streeter

Chris Streeter

Non-profit Marketing Consultant
Justin Neely

Justin Neely

UX Designer
Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Vice President/Strategy
Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers
Seth Trudeau

Seth Trudeau

Director of Learning
African Leadership University
Treven Holcomb

Treven Holcomb

UX Designer

In the News

It's been a privilege to discuss The LIFE School with many reputable news and media organizations.

Partners

Georgia Accrediting Commission
Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools
Center for Civic Innovation
4.0 Schools
Globals Shapers Community Atlanta
Agile Learning Center