Mikayla Lightheart grew up out in the boonies of Eagle Mountain, Utah. Her childhood was spent playing with her 4 younger siblings, riding her bike, and reading wherever she went. When she was 16 years old, her family moved to Oregon City, Oregon where she became a true northwestern girl who loves the rain and trees. Though she moved back to Utah with her husband to attend school, she takes every opportunity to return to Oregon.
Mikayla graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s in English Secondary Education. Mikayla’s love for reading from when she was a little girl has manifested into her desire to share that love with her students. She believes the world is able to be opened up with reading and writing and she wants to show those possibilities. Mikayla teaches 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts.
Mikayla, her husband, and their two cats (Miso and Katsu) currently live in the Orem/Provo area. They enjoy watching movies, playing video games, and trying diverse foods together. Mikayla is excited to become a member of the Early Light Academy family and to work with all the amazing students, parents, and teachers.