Mitchell selected to lead Schuyler-Colfax
Longtime vice principal named interim principal
Robert Mitchell has been named interim principal of Schuyler-Colfax Middle School. He was appointed to the position at a special board of education meeting Dec. 23.
"It is an honor to work as the 'acting principal' at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School with a dedicated and nurturing group of teachers and support staff, as well as a very active and supportive parent organization," Mitchell said in a statement.
Mitchell was vice principal of Schuyler-Colfax for 12 years. He has 31 years of experience in education; he has worked at all levels of education: elementary, middle, and high school. Previously, he worked as a teacher, high school sports coach, guidance counselor, and a substance awareness coordinator.
Mitchell received a bachelor's degree in physical education from William Paterson College and a master's degree from Jersey City State College in counseling and administration/supervision. He is married with four children.
"I look forward to continue working with the teachers and support staff to promote an atmosphere of excellence in education and student success, which has been a hallmark at Schuyler-Colfax Middle School," Mitchell said.
Several staff members and teachers attended the most recent board of education meeting to support Mitchell being named interim principal.
Pamela Tilli, a mathematics teacher at Schuyler-Colfax, said at the meeting that Mitchell will be a "true advocate for every student" at the school.