Hi! I’m Tonie Mitchell, a writer for Impact Early Education.
I’m here because I want to encourage and inspire preschool teachers and directors to develop and implement a program that allows children to thrive.
It’s important to me that my students have a growth mindset in the classroom and in life. I love showing my students that no matter how hard something gets, you never give up. I want them to know it’s okay to make mistakes, and that is why pencils have erasers. My favorite moments in the classroom are when something just “clicks” for a student. They light up and, in return, I know I’m in the right profession.
I was born and raised in St. Augustine, and attended the University of North Florida. Along with being part of this amazing team, I’m a 4th grade math and science teacher in the public school system. I’ve taught for a total of 10 years with my passion and focus being on math and science.
I took a small break from teaching a few years ago and gained experience as a preschool director, as well as an extended day director for an after-school program at a public school. In 2019, I decided it was time for me to work back in the classroom and be with my own group of children whom I could lead and watch grow.
In 2008, I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education, with an ESOL endorsement. Right now, I’m currently working on my Reading Endorsement for my teaching certificate and can’t wait to apply those strategies to all content areas in the classroom.
Some Fun Facts
I’m married with two boys, 6 and 9.
I LOVE to travel and explore new places.
I’m a gym enthusiast who enjoys (and crushes!) CrossFit competitions.