Myla Jones is a teacher, writer and poet/spoken word artist who has been performing on the Spoken Word scene since 2002, winning competitions on Long Island, in Manhattan and Virginia. A graduate of Nassau Community College (A.A.), Adelphi University (B.A.) and Molloy College (M.S.), she has taught Middle School and High School level students for over a decade in the Hempstead School District as an English Language Arts teacher, although her professional skills have taken her into the role of instructor for various other subjects, such as Writing, College Prep, Public Speaking and Drama—and for the past five years, as co-facilitator for the district’s annual Teen Poetry Slam. When Myla is not teaching, writing or performing poetry, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with her adopted pit bull Cinnamon.