Interim Associate Dean, School of Education; Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Dr. Lisa N. Mitchell is the Interim Associate Dean in the School of Education and an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. As an educator, she is committed to supporting teacher candidates teaching in the graduate and undergraduate elementary education program and supervising student interns. While teaching in the public schools for 14 years, she was also involved as a teacher leader and mentor in her school and district and branched out beyond the classroom seizing opportunities with instructional technology and professional development. Her scholarship, service and professional development keep her actively involved in teacher induction and mentoring and supporting teacher development. She is a 2019-20 North Carolina Public Forum Education Policy Fellow and 2018 graduate of the Bridges Academic Leadership for Women program out of the UNC Friday Center. While teaching, Lisa was recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher and the Teacher of the Year at Bessemer City Central Elementary School, recognized as an Educator of Excellence with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences participating in summer institutes in 2002 and 2007, and was immersed in Japanese culture and the educational system as a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Participant.
Joining UNCP in 2009, Dr. Mitchell continues to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Most recently, she served as Department Chair for the Department of Teacher Education and the Graduate Director for Elementary Education, developing a Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and maintaining the Master of Arts in Education for Elementary Education, offered entirely online. She stays active on campus including the 2017 State Employees Combined Campaign Chair at UNCP and facilitates Faculty Marshals each semester for commencement. Her interest in service-learning provides opportunities for innovation in teaching each semester, working with campus initiatives and student interest to increase student success through engagement in the content and creating opportunities for teacher candidates to build their professional knowledge and skills. Dr. Mitchell supports service learning and partnerships with local schools and each semester develops a Read-In to connect undergraduate teacher candidates with K-5 students, engaging in arts-integrated lessons related to multicultural children’s literature.
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