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Eunice Mitchell

Eunice has over 12 years of experience in education.  She started her educational career in higher education at Seton Hall University as a student development specialist serving underrepresented students within the Education Opportunity Program.  She later served as an academic advisor at Rutgers Business School in Newark working closely with freshmen students as they transitioned into college.  Eunice was selected as a recipient of the New Jersey Consortium for Urban Education fellow in 2002 and earned graduate credentials to become a certified special educator.  She taught at Morton Street Middle School (in Newark Public Schools) as a mathematics and science special education teacher for two years before transitioning into high school.  At North Star Academy Charter School, Eunice served as the special educator, child study team member, and I&RS committee member for four years.  She provided professional development and IDEA compliance assurance for high school staff.  Additionally, she provided small group instruction and in-class support to the entire population of students with IEPs and 504 plans.  Eunice joined Big Picture Learning and reignited her work within Newark Public Schools in 2009 with the inception of the first Big Picture Schools in Newark.  She served as the school leader of Big Picture Ironbound Academy, where she provided leadership to an incredible school community of  staff  and students.

 

Eunice received her bachelors from Villanova University and went on to receive a masters degree in developmental psychology at Teachers College –Columbia University.  She continued her graduate studies at Montclair State University where she received 24 graduate credits for the completion of her teaching certification.  Eunice also holds an Educational Specialist degree for Educational Leadership and Policy from Seton Hall University along with her Principal Certificate. Eunice is a loving wife and doting mother of three.  She serves her community as a school board member in the Orange (New Jersey) Board of Education.