Amielia Mitchell was appointed as the new executive principal in Region 2 on October 1, 2020.
Prior to joining the Region 2 Office, Dr. Mitchell was the principal at Stone Middle School where she had been the leader since 2013. She is a collaborative administrator who builds capacity among staff and has a demonstrated history of managing all aspects of instructional, administrative, and advocacy needs within a school community.
As the principal at Stone MS, Dr. Mitchell played an important role in ensuring that all students have access to high quality and rigorous instruction in every classroom. During her tenure, she increased student achievement and academic rigor in all academic areas to include double digit gains in mathematics. She developed a summer leadership program to support Black and Latinx students accessing honors and World Language classes. She provided monthly professional development opportunities for staff to discuss equity issues around student achievement and discipline.
Prior to Stone MS, Dr. Mitchell was the director of student services for six years at Langston Hughes Middle School where she developed a deep understanding of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) and Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) while leading the student services team. Dr. Mitchell joined Fairfax County Public Schools in 2004 as a school counselor for middle schoolers at Robinson Secondary School.
Since 2015, Dr. Mitchell has served as the facilitator of the Aspiring Principals and Principals Pool where she co-developed and facilitated professional development for aspiring principals and individuals transitioning to the role of principal.
Dr. Mitchell has a deep understanding of professional learning communities, the International Baccalaureate Program, as well as leading with equity at the center with a focus on the social-emotional well-being of all students. Dr. Mitchell brings many years of experience and knowledge in the areas of instructional leadership, staff professional development, special education, diverse student populations, English Learners, and advanced academic programing. She has a deep understanding of the social-emotional needs of students and how those needs impact student success. Additionally, she has experience as a middle and high school teacher and counselor.
Dr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, as well as a master's in school counseling from Southwest Missouri State University. She earned her doctorate in education leadership from Virginia Tech.