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Laura Mitchell (OH '02)

At the time of the Award, Laura Mitchell was:

Westwood Elementary School
Cincinnati, OH

Biographical Information

Laura Mitchell is district superintendent of the Cincinnati Public Schools. Previously, Mitchell was a lead principal on the Instructional Support Team, working with 26 of the Cincinnati Public Schools to improve student achievement. She then worked for the Stupski Foundation, working with five school districts nationally as program manager for leadership. When she was principal of Westwood Elementary School in Cincinnati, Mitchell developed and initiated a strategic achievement plan, a college preparatory program for grades four through eight, and a mobile computer lab. She also implemented a monthly instructional plan for her staff that included test data analysis, professional development and "learning walk-throughs," in which she visited classrooms with intervention teams to observe teaching and recommend improvements. During Mitchell’s tenure, Westwood obtained a "high achievement" rating and was awarded the Mayor's Salute in 2002. Mitchell is also a National Board Certified educator.

Additional Information


1991 Bennett College, B.A.