Dorchester Co. Public Schools Superintendent announces retirement
DORCHESTER CO., Md. – Diana Mitchell, Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools, has announced that she will be retiring later this year.
In a statement released on Friday, Mitchell said “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools effective June 30, 2019. Leaving Dorchester County is bittersweet, yet I find it is necessary for me to take time for family matters. This decision did not come easy to me. However, I believe Dorchester County Public Schools are in a great place. Many thanks to the hard work of our central office administrators, principals, and especially our teachers and so I say “thank you” to them.”
Mitchell goes on to thank the children and families of Dorchester County Schools for all that they have accomplished during her time as superintendent, including receiving a three, four, or five star rating under the new MD Report Card Accountability System in 91% of county schools, increasing the number of underrepresented students in advanced placement programs, implemented the “Let’s Talk” tool to better engage staff and community members, and more.
Mitchell finishes by stating how thankful she is for the opportunity to work with the youth of Dorchester County. She said she “is confident that the staff will continue to collaborate to build upon the pass successes and move students and families forward academically, socially, and emotionally.”