Mitch has spent the past 20 years working in a variety of roles and capacities in the field of education, in both district and charter schools. He began his career in the field as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in 1996, and worked as a teacher, camp director, VP, principal and coach before joining Newark Public Schools as Assistant Superintendent in 2012. In that role Mitch coached and supported 18 school leaders who lead pre-K-8th grade schools across the city of Newark, New Jersey. In the summer of 2016 he launched Center Educational Consulting where he continues to support schools, districts and education organizations with communication, leadership development and school turnaround strategies. As a father of school age kids, and as someone who has visited hundreds of classrooms and schools, he believes deeply that all great schools have one thing in common: outstanding adults who make magic for the kids they serve.