• Judgment from students wrongly reflects teachers:
    Everyday, hundreds of faces stream past one another in a rushed blur. In the single second of passing by, they’ve already decided who the other is without knowing them personally. “It’s my first year teaching at McEachern and not only did students judge me, but the teachers did as well because of my younger appearance,” math teacher Jessica Dawson said. (photo by Amanda Ellsworth)
  • Mitchell’s six years at McEachern has earned him his reputable reputation:
    ”Mr. Mitchell influenced my life in many ways, he helped make me into the man I am today,” former McEachern student Cameron Magee said. “He taught me what it takes to be great, and the right way to go about it. He gave me lots of useful sports advice, I make sure that any chance I go back to McEachern, I make sure to visit his classroom.”
    (photo by Briana Clinkscales)
  • No pain, no gain:
    “He’s absolutely amazing with his students, he’s a very spirited person and a great role model and in some cases a father figure to the kids here,” administrator Christi Osborne said. Mitchell’s students leave his class everyday with more knowledge than when they entered. Although times are troublesome, Mitchell’s personality and drive makes his student’s accomplishments worth the time he had to work with them. (photo by Briana Clinkscales)
  • Building a successful future for incoming freshman:
    Mitchell pushes his students to realize their potential in the ways that they learn, and the ways that they show what they’ve learned. His lectures urge them to become more open to new scenarios, people, and life experiences.
    (photo by Briana Clinkscales )
  • Involved teacher ensures the success of students:
    “He prepares us for the rest of high school and that makes me feel like he wants the best for us as students,” Christi Johnson said. Surrounding himself with his students he has developed his cultivating personality.
    (photo by Amanda Ellsworth )
  • New addition to swim program makes a huge impression:
    Underneath his khakis and blue collared shirt, Mitchell is a far more complex man. When the clock strikes 3:30, the briefcase carrying lesson plans of social studies curriculum is traded for a whistle and a swim coaches jacket. “He always tells a swimmer what they need to hear rather than what they want to hear,” head coach Melissa Lynch said. “He makes you feel that he is giving you 100 percent, and he demands the same in return.” (photo by Amanda Ellsworth )
  • Mitchell impacts students through coaching:
    “He makes us try harder by yelling at us, he collaborates well with the other coaches, and makes us feel like a team and not just individuals,” senior Emaleigh Debolt. “Coach Mitchell makes you feel like he wants you to try your very best and doesn’t settle for anything less than that.” Mitchell has taken it upon himself to learn the in’s and out’s of swim, and now encourages the swimmers to practice more complicated exercises such as ‘dry land’, which is an exercise performed outside of the pool to increase speed.
    (photo by Jedidah Taylor )
  • How Coaching has affected his teaching:
    Mitchell’s view of teaching has been changed due to the new title he’s acquired. Working with students outside of school has helped him most in how he goes about grading and approaching his students. “I have more patience and know how to deal with them on a personal level,” Mitchell said. (photo by Briana Clinkscales )
  • Greetings in freshman:
    The stout man with the sly smile stands promptly outside his door with personalized remarks and open welcoming greetings for every student to pass by. An educator at McEachern for the past six years, he has impacted many students that have crossed the threshold of Freshman 206. “I greet students outside my classroom because I’m Mitchell, it’s not mandatory to do it, but I enjoy welcoming the students.” Mitchell said. “I’ve always had an outgoing personality towards the young learners.”
    (photo by Amanda Ellsworth )
  • Judgment from students wrongly reflects teachers:
    Everyday, hundreds of faces stream past one another in a rushed blur. In the single second of passing by, they’ve already decided who the other is without knowing them personally. “It’s my first year teaching at McEachern and not only did students judge me, but the teachers did as well because of my younger appearance,” math teacher Jessica Dawson said. (photo by Amanda Ellsworth)
  • How Coaching has affected his teaching:
    Mitchell’s view of teaching has been changed due to the new title he’s acquired. Working with students outside of school has helped him most in how he goes about grading and approaching his students. “I have more patience and know how to deal with them on a personal level,” Mitchell said. (photo by Briana Clinkscales )

by Amanda Ellsworth, Staff Writer