The Spotsylvania County School Board announced Dr. Clint M. Mitchell as the new superintendent of Spotsylvania County Public Schools (SCPS) at the June 24, 2024, School Board meeting. Dr. Mitchell has over 19 years of educational leadership experience in Virginia school systems.

“Dr. Mitchell brings experience, enthusiasm for public education, and a solid commitment to fostering a positive interaction and culture for students and staff,” said School Board Chair Dr. Lorita Daniels. “We look forward to his expertise in community-building and new ideas to help carry out SCPS’s mission of preparing our students for their future while also promoting a student-centered learning experience for all students.

Dr. Mitchell currently serves as superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools.  His contract with SCPS will begin on August 1, 2024. Meet and greets are planned for July with division staff.

“It is an honor to be selected as the next Spotsylvania County Public Schools superintendent,” shared Dr. Mitchell. “I look forward to meeting and collaborating with Spotsylvania students, staff, families, and community members. My first priority will be conducting listening sessions across the county to ensure that I have a great understanding of the traditions, values, strengths, challenges, and needs in order to lead the development of a strategic plan that takes the school division to the next level.”

Dr. Mitchell has been the superintendent of Colonial Beach Public Schools since 2021. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Governor’s Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) task force on chronic absenteeism, chairs the Virginia Alliance of Black School Educators membership committee, is the Region 3 Virginia Association of School Superintendent’s professional development lead, and is a principal advisor for Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry regarding best practices to address student chronic absenteeism and the impacts of food insecurity on students.

His achievements also include being nominated for the 2024 Virginia Region 3 Superintendent of the Year, receiving the 2021 National Association Elementary School Principals’ National Distinguished Principal Award, being selected as the 2021 Virginia Principal of the Year, and the 2013 Prince William County Public Schools Principal of the Year and recipient of the Washington Post National Distinguished Leadership award.

In addition to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mitchell has served in a variety of instructional and leadership roles to include an adjunct professor for James Madison University, principal for Fairfax County Public Schools, principal, assistant principal, and teacher for Prince William County Public Schools.

He earned a Doctor of Education in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech University, an AASA-Howard University Urban Superintendents Academy Certificate, a Master of Education in Education Leadership from George Mason University, a Master of Arts in Urban Policy and Public Administration from the City University of New York, and a Bachelor Arts in Political Science from Brooklyn College.

Dr. Clint Mitchell Headshot

Dr. Clint Mitchell