Eva Mitchell, M.Ed.
Eva’s career in Education Policy has centered around applying lessons learned from the Education Reform movements in Boston, across Massachusetts, at the federal level, and to some extent, at the international level as well. Her last state-wide role was Associate Commissioner for District and School Accountability at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to that, she was Senior Coordinator at Massachusetts’ state office of Educational Quality and Accountability. At the national and international levels, Eva has served as Vice- President of Cambridge Education USA, part of an international management consulting group, and school quality consulting in several states and in Dubai. Besides working at the state and national level, Eva has extensive experience working in school districts. She served as Director of a $25M partnership and grant for STEM college and career readiness for the Boston Public Schools. She served as the leadership team coach for low- performing schools in Boston and Springfield, the largest two urban school districts in Massachusetts. Years before, she was a founding member of a pilot school where she served as Assistant Principal and Director of Student Support. Most of her teaching experience was at the middle and high school levels, but she has also worked with students at the elementary level as an after-school program leader, and with young adults as a lead teacher in an alternative school. In total, Eva has 23 years of experience in public education. As a grassroots leader, Eva has worked on urban and public school development projects, and led city-community urban development processes for a decade. She has served as a program developer, grant writer, advisory board member, and task force chairman and member of various educational and community development organizations. She currently sits on the board of the Boston Debate League, The Calculus Project, and the Roxbury Community College Foundation. Eva received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Master’s in Education from Boston University, where she was a recipient of the university-wide Martin Luther King Fellowship. Later she completed a fellowship with the Education Policy Fellowship Program of the National Institute for Educational Leadership. Eva also achieved a training certificate from a national superintendent preparatory program. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, working on a dissertation about the how urban school districts must evolve to prepare young people for the future world of work and entrepreneurship.