Myrna Teck, Ph.D. is a professional art educator. Her interest in drawing and painting began as a
young child. She went on to receive a B.A. (Syracuse University, 1958) in Fine Arts and Psychology. She received an M.S. (Old Dominion University, 1974) in Special Education with a focus 'Art for the Emotionally Disturbed.' She received her Ph.D. in Visual Arts Education (University of Kansas, 1999) focusing on understanding Jewish art and culture.
Professionally, Myrna worked as a public high school art teacher for 13 years (1970-1983). Overlapping this experience, Myrna was an adjunct associate art professor at Virginia Wesleyan College (Virginia Beach, VA) for 17 years (1967-1985). She subsequently returned to graduate school and received her Ph.D. in 1999.
For the past twenty years, Myrna has researched Jewish art in all its forms (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, architecture, etc.) with a goal of teaching about these objects and the world in which they were created. She continues to write, edit, format, market, and present a variety of programs on various aspects of Jewish art. Myrna has accepted the nomination to the Board of Directors for the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center (formerly Chevra T’Helim) in Portsmouth, VA.