Ms. Tonya MitchellMy name is Tonya Mitchell, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the principal of Clearwater Intermediate School. Over the past 10 years, I have worked as a teacher, staff developer, and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, large and small.I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do here on our campus. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.
My goal is to ensure that all students are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with Pinellas County Schools. My educational career began in 2007 as a 6th grade Mathematics teacher at John Hopkins Middle School. I hold a B.S. in Marketing from Bethune-Cookman University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University.In 2012, I became an Assistant Principal at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School. In 2014, I transitioned to Azalea Middle School in the same capacity. As a school administrator, I strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, families, and community. My key educational philosophy is to ensure all students meet their fullest potential.Once again, I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to Clearwater Intermediate. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Dr. Robyn WitcherIt is with great enthusiasm that I join the Clearwater Intermediate School community as your assistant principal. I realize the great responsibility that I have to inspire, empower, and influence our students, as well as inspire, influence, and have a positive impact with families, staff, and the community in support of our students. It is my belief that students grow and achieve more when they are surrounded by involved and compassionate adults both within and outside the walls of a school. I am looking forward to partnering with you to give our students what each one of them deserve—a top-quality, rigorous education that will prepare them well for success in life.
I bring to Clearwater Intermediate over thirty years of experience as an educator in Pinellas County Schools. The past twenty years have been within educational leadership. Serving as an assistant principal, district administrator, and a principal. I received a bachelor degree in Family and Consumer Science from Virginia State University, a masters degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of South Florida. I understand the significance of the transition into middle school and that these are crucial developmental years for our students on their path towards adulthood. I have spent my entire career working with the middle school student and I am looking forward to helping you and your child navigate these years with great success.
No matter the role within education or grade I have taught, I always return to my core values, which includes the idea that education is a social right-- not a privilege. Education is the great equalizer, an instrument to change the world. It is with the aforementioned that I go forward to make a positive impact towards equity and excellence in our schools so our students will make their own positive and lasting impact in our world.
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