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Introducing Myra Dumapias

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Myra Dumapias

Tckid Interim Executive Director
November 2010

Myra is a multi-talented manager, energetic teacher, creative guitarist, and the queen of “getting things done”. She understands what it means to live a full life. While working as a teacher and Executive Director in a non-profit organization, she still manages to find the time to raise her teenage son, listen compassionately to frustrated members with technical problems, and keeping staff morale high. Perhaps what is most extraordinary about Myra is her willingness to do ordinary things like pursuing her childhood dream: helping cross cultural people belong.

Myra is currently the manager and Interim Director of TCKid. She was a professor at San Antonio College and has several years of experience in the non-profit sector. She understands what it takes to keep the mission of an organization going, and has a knack for solving problems fast.

What People Say

“Myra is awesome!”

Myra is so easy to work with and talk to.  She will always check up on you and make sure things are clearly understood.  She does it in a way that’s easygoing and isn’t nagging at all.  She also always makes it a point to talk to you on a personal level, so you feel like you’re talking to a friend.  Myra is awesome!”

– Erin Sinogba


“She truly is a blessing in the TCKID community.”

“Myra has been very welcoming and understanding of her staff. For instance, she would ask how I am doing and offer emotional empathy and support to the challenges I was facing, having recently quit a job and in a difficult transition to the next step. Myra has also been very welcoming to the TCKID community, opening her arms to anyone who needs support. ”

-Michelle Kim

“Myra is the perfect person to be leading TCKID.”

“Myra and I spoke on the phone once and we hit it off right away.  What was supposed to be a 10 min conversation turned to an hour conversation.  Worldly, grounded, energetic, open to new ideas and extremely committed to leading the third culture kids community.  I could hear the enthusiasm in her voice when she talked about the big vision for the tckid: the outreach programs and fundraising ideas. She has proven to be extremely reliable well organized and very easy to get long with.”

– Aga Magdolen

“Myra is just like me, but better. She definitely spells better than me, I can’t even understand my own handwriting! She has a big heart for TCKID.. and after meeting her face to face with her teenage son, also a TCK, I feel confident she’s the right person to represent this community.”

– Brice Royer

Written by Myra Dumapias

November 26, 2010 at 12:58 am

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Myra 🙂 – From Brice

    Brice Royer

    November 26, 2010 at 1:23 am

    • Thanks Brice! for helping me have more reason to be grateful during Thanksgiving!!

      Myra Dumapias

      November 30, 2010 at 1:57 am

  2. Myra Willkomen on Board,

    Wishing you and your family a very joyful Thanksgiving!



    November 26, 2010 at 2:04 am

  3. Myra!
    So glad you are on board and shepherding TCKid! Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels.

    Michael P

    November 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

  4. Myra, welcome to TCKID! I am looking forward to getting to know you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


    November 26, 2010 at 6:55 am

  5. Myra! So glad to have you on board with TCKid. You sooo kick ass! 🙂

    Yu Yu Din

    November 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

  6. Mabuhay, Myra! TCKid couldn’t do what it does without people like you! Happy holidays!


    November 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  7. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, Myra. This is a wonderful intro of you by Brice, though clearly you’re already well known and aprreciated by many! All best wishes.

    Barbara Schaetti

    November 27, 2010 at 4:19 am

  8. Hi Myra! I’m so excited to be working with you. Thank you for your encouragement, patience, and friendship. TCKid is lucky to have you!


    November 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

  9. Myra, I’ve enjoyed working with you already; thanks for taking on TCKid–it’s such an important community. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Lily Friend-Grover

    November 27, 2010 at 5:10 am

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, Myra ! Welcome home at

    Jack Przybylski

    November 27, 2010 at 11:11 pm

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Myra!!!

    Josh Sandoz

    November 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

  12. I am soooo deeply touched by this warm intro by Brice and the warm welcome by all of you!! <3 …. I know this is bigger than me and bigger than all of us, which is what keeps me going. TCKid has accomplished much already before I discovered it and look forward to helping TCKid grow and reach those whose lives have yet to be impacted as mine has been.

    I continue to value all of you to accomplish any tasks and will strive to stay teachable in the spirit of being a servant-leader.

    Here's to brighter days ahead for TCKid and the passionate work of all those who make up and support it!!!

    Myra Dumapias

    November 30, 2010 at 1:55 am

  13. myra! i hope you enjoyed a wonderful thanksgiving! for me, it was a special one. i got to spend time with fellow missionary kids and pastors’ kids. now that i live across the pacific ocean from my parents, i missed having a family gathering but to me the missionary retreat was so meaningful. it’s like being with fellow tck brothers and sisters.

    thank you for being a positive influence to the tckid family. you are so cherished


    November 30, 2010 at 3:55 am

  14. Happy Thanksgiving and welcome on board, Myra. Thanks for taking on this big challenge for the benefit of so many around the world. I know your life is making a difference for us all! love, ruth

    Ruth Van Reken

    December 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

  15. Thank you Ruth and Miyon for the warm welcome!

    Myra Dumapias

    December 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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