Karla Byers

Karla Byers

Karla Byers is an artist and parent of one of our virtual program students at The Open School. Originally born in Guatemala, she moved to the U.S. as a teenager with her family. She studied Fine Art at Arizona State University and holds an Associate Degree in Transformational Psychology from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She currently lives in Arizona and enjoys working on her art, listening to music, dancing, writing, table-top gaming and learning about psychology.

As a parent, Karla began her journey into alternative education with Montessori. However, she came to realize that even that system couldn’t provide the right degree of autonomy and accommodations her neurodivergent daughter needs. After some trial and error with homeschooling, she decided to look into unschooling and found the Open School to be the perfect fit and a dream come true. She is very passionate about helping other parents in similar situations find a place where their children can heal and thrive.