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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Mitchell

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 30 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.  A fierce advocate of all students and their learning needs, she advances equity, leadership, community involvement, professionalism, and communication. 


Understanding the many unique and wide range of needs the greater community possesses, she works to find solutions for all. In 2022, she led and developed the SEE Summit to provide students from across the nation the platform to speak about social justice issues. RUSD was also selected to be a part of the national League of Innovative Schools, demonstrating equity for all. Food insecurity, clothing, childhood holiday needs are especially important as she works closely with employees and civic organizations to make sure no child goes without. A true leader, she recognizes that learning happens not just for students but for adults as well. Thoughtfully planned professional development for classified and certificated employees gives everyone touching a student’s life the opportunity to embrace new learning.


Dr. Mitchell looks ahead, plans for new opportunities, and atypical ways of addressing staff and student success. She supported At-Promise students by supporting a “different” way to access college through College Connect.  This explicitly shows HOW to apply and go to college after high school.  To her credit,  ALL 96 of these students in 2022 were accepted to a four-year university, including Harvard.  The care she gives to the district goes beyond the typical.  She establishes personal connections and gets to know people as individuals.  Dr. Mitchell’s detailed leadership and care clearly demonstrates her commitment to all.


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’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,” shared Dr. Mitchell.


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