Hello, my name is Wendy Mitchell and I am very excited and honored to be the Principal of 6-8 grade at Rocklin Academy Gateway. I have a strong belief in Rocklin Academy and our Core Values. I enjoy watching all our students reach their full potential and believe our culture of parent partnership is an essential part of what makes our schools a great place to learn. I have a love and passion for education and am looking forward to a great year.
I received my B.A. in child development from California State University, Sacramento in 1993. In 2002, I returned to school and received my M.A. in elementary education with my teaching credential. I taught in the classroom for ten years with six of those years at Rocklin Academy. After four years on leadership, one year as a Common Core and Core Knowledge coordinator, I returned to school to pursue my Administrative Services Credential. I truly love my job and Rocklin Academy and I am thrilled to be starting my eleventh year here.
My husband and I have three wonderful daughters. This year has been a busy year for the Mitchells. We have had our two oldest daughters graduate from college. My youngest daughter will be a sophmore in college. Our oldest daughter will be getting married this fall and we are excited to add a wonderful young man to the family. We also have a cockapoo named Mojo who keeps us all on our toes.
When not at school, I love to travel. I have traveled cross-country 4 times and loved every minute of it. My daughters and I have a goal to visit all 50 states and only have 5 more to go. Who knows where our next adventure will be? My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by purchasing road bicycles. We have loved putting miles on our bikes and enjoying the outdoors.
I am looking forward to partnering with you, your student and our amazing teachers and staff to make a great team. I feel together we can help your child to be successful. It’s going to be a great year. Go Gators!