Mika and Dan

We encourage our kids, as well as ourselves, to embrace a growth mindset.

This concept is underpinned by a belief that the most basic abilities can be developed through dedication

and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Furthermore, it is our belief that challenging yourself (doing hard things) and having a strong sense of independence and courage, leads to overall self-fulfillment and happiness.

We have been married for six years, lived in six homes, three states, and spent two months living in Europe. We embrace change and new adventures. 

Three of Mika's grandparents escaped Europe just before the Holocaust and settled in South Africa. Her fourth grandparent was born there. Her paternal grandparents actively fought against the apartheid government and hid Nelson Mandela in their home when he was a fugitive. The act was a highly punishable crime, but their experience as Jews in Europe taught them that fighting for human dignity and equality for all is everyone's duty.

Dan Gluck and Mika Street are the parents of two MMS students.