Mitch is a special education teacher and special education department coordinator a MapleHill School and Farm in Plainfield, Vermont. Previous work experience includes special education teaching positions at U-32 Middle and High School, Danville School, and St. Alban’s City School. He worked in several 1:1 behavior interventionist and para educator positions at South Burlington School District, the Augmentative Movement and Learning Center, Baird Center for Children and Families, and Northeastern Family Institute.
Mitch’s experience advocating for equity which sparked his transition from teaching at U-32 to MapleHill School and Farm was catalyzed by the story he shares in the blog post Learning the Practice of Male Allyship as a Vermont Educator.
Active in ongoing training and practice in trauma informed practices, restorative practices, social emotional learning, and implementing researched based academic and behavioral interventions. Mitch holds a Masters degree in Special Education from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia.
Living with love, kindness, and compassion in one’s mind, body, and spirit is a core belief and one that Mitch believes can help foster connection and community. Mitch is dedicated to living this philosophy and his daily practice of living from a place centered in his heart. He is dedicated to embodying these frequencies in action, so that others may see and learn that change can exist and happen through remembering that we all need to be loved, lifted up, and cared for.
Mitch plays drums, bass, and percussion in the Hygge Den music collective. He nurtures and tends to all aspects of stewarding Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary and is married to EmpowR Transformation founder, Rae Carter–his inspiration into integrating equity advocacy into emotional health and education work.