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Eva Mitchell

Eva Mitchell
Eva Mitchell has been appointed director of the Boston Public Schools partnership with General Electric.

Eva Mitchell has been appointed director of the Boston Public Schools partnership with General Electric. Her entry into the corporate-district partnership began as vice-president of a division within the Mott MacDonald international management consulting group, but most of her background is in education. She was state associate commissioner for District and School Accountability at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education during the period before and after the Race to the Top implementation. Prior to that, she was senior coordinator at Massachusetts’ state office of Educational Quality and Accountability.

Besides working at the state level, Mitchell has extensive experience working in school districts. She served as the leadership team coach for low-performing schools in Boston and Springfield, the largest two urban school districts in Massachusetts. Experience outside of Massachusetts includes demonstration work and school quality reviews in several other states and Dubai. Mitchell was a founding member of a pilot school where she served as assistant principal and director of student support. Most of her teaching experience was at the middle and high school levels, but she has also worked with students at the elementary level as an after-school program leader, and with young adults as a lead teacher in an alternative school. In total, Mitchell has 25 years of experience in public education.

As a volunteer, Eva also has urban development experience, having worked on public school construction compliance teams, and led city-community urban development processes for a decade. She has served as a program developer, grant writer, advisory board member, and task force chairman for various educational and community development organizations.

Mitchell received her B.A. from Harvard University and her master’s in education from Boston University, where she was a recipient of the university-wide Martin Luther King Fellowship. Later she completed a year-long fellowship with the Education Policy Fellowship Program of the National Institute for Educational Leadership. Mitchell also acquired a training certificate from a national superintendent preparatory program. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.