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Julie Mitchell, Ed.D.,

Superintendent of Schools

Julie Mitchell, Ed.D. joined the Rowland Unified School District as the Superintendent of Schools on October 1, 2014. After an extensive search process, the Board of Education chose Mitchell for her broad and established instructional leadership roles across all grade levels, strength in collaboration and focus on increasing student learning and achievement.


Dr. Mitchell has 28 years of experience in public education. She has served at all leadership levels -- as an instructional aide, middle and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. She has a strong personnel background with extensive experience in employee relations, contract negotiations and the creation and implementation of comprehensive professional development and leadership programs for teachers, classified support staff and management. Dr. Mitchell also assisted with the passage and implementation of bond measures both for school facilities modernization and technology for K-12 students and 21st century classrooms.


Dr. Mitchell has dedicated her entire career to ensuring that every child is given every opportunity to succeed and achieve. She considers herself a teacher at heart and public education is her passion. Her leadership philosophy is to create a positive learning environment for both students and staff, while building upon excellence with students at the center of all decisions. Under her leadership, she has led efforts to raise the number of high performing successful schools in the District, seven of which were designated as California Gold Ribbon Schools in 2016. Her innovative approach to instruction has guided the District to its first-ever digital initiative, instituted new technological tools to support student learning, enhanced existing programs, improved internal and external communications, and initiated new programs that increase student achievement. Through her leadership and guidance, the District has been revived and given new focus.


Dr. Mitchell has been recognized at the local, regional and state levels. She has a bachelor’s degree in social science from San Diego State University, a master’s degree in education from the University of La Verne and received her doctorate in administration/management from Pepperdine University. Mitchell is married with three children.


“I am excited and honored to serve as the superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District,” Mitchell said. “I’m committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience which will assist them with becoming thriving members of an ever-changing global society.”


To contact the Superintendent's Office, please call (626)854-8303.