Enrollment expo saturday, feb. 5, 2022
Tulsa Public Schools is hosting 3 enrollment expos to help you find the right school for your child. Each expo has a hub site with food, information, resources, and transportation to each school. We'll be hosting small group tours every 30 minutes so you and your child can learn more about our school and get to know our teachers and staff!
Our expo date is Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our hub is the Education Service Center, 3027 S. New Haven Ave.
733 N. 73 E. Ave
Tulsa, OK 74115
Principal: Tammy Shelton
Here at Mitchell Elementary, our staff and faculty work hard to create a calm and inviting atmosphere for students and their families. We want parents involved in the learning process, and we encourage two-way communication frequently through surveys, one-on-one meetings, or even a quick chat in the car line during pickup.
At Mitchell Elementary School, we want to inspire every student to love learning, achieve ambitious goals and have a meaningful contribution to our community. Our vision is to provide all students with an atmosphere of safety with an opportunity to achieve and participate in personalized learning experiences to maximize their fullest potential.
Our year-long priorities include building a supportive learning environment, using research-based, data-driven models of excellence and encouraging collaboration among our networks of support.
Encouraging positive behavior
Mitchell utilizes PAX, a good behavior model aimed at creating a therapeutic environment within classrooms. Through this program, students learn important self-management skills while collaborating to make their classroom a peaceful and productive learning environment. Students start their year with a vision for the classroom in which they discuss what they do - and don't - want to see. Throughout the year, teachers utilize a positive reward system to achieve vision through various games and brain breaks. This curriculum helps prevent behavioral concerns and promotes positive relationships between students.
As a neighborhood school, our faculty at Mitchell takes a personal interest in mentoring our students, particularly those who lack strong adult role models in their lives. This personal attention to identifying and working through social/emotional learning (SEL) issues has resulted in decreased behavior issues across the board. We seek to create high-quality learning experiences that educate the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Equity pilot school
Tulsa Public Schools believes that our schools are the unit for change. Mitchell Elementary is proud to be an equity pilot school that is engaging in equity design, practices, and resourcing.
I’m Tammy Shelton, principal at Mitchell Elementary. I have served as a classroom teacher and reading specialist for over 20 years.
I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Education with a Reading Specialist Certification and a Principal’s Certificate. I am a National Board Certified Teacher specializing in Reading and Language Arts. I graduated from my Master's program with honors and am a member of the International Honor Society for Educators, Kappa Delta Pi. My certifications include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading Specialist Certification, National Board Certification, and Elementary Principal Certification.
Thank you for choosing our school for your family. Great things are happening here and I am excited to start our year!
One unique quality of our school is our commitment to social-emotional learning. We know that positive school relationships matter and that it is imperative for students and adults to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy, and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Our partnership with Yale University gives us the tools we need to support your child as they discover their best self. Last year, we focused on developing a working vocabulary to express emotions. Students were able to recognize language beyond mad, sad, or happy and really express if they were outraged, disappointed, or gleeful. This year, we will focus on the Meta Moment - that self-regulation moment that takes us back to our best self after challenging feelings. This focus will help students develop strategies that employ healthy new responses in every challenging situation they encounter.
Mrs. Allen grew up in and was educated in Inola Public Schools. She received a B.S. and M.Ed in Special Education with a focus in Learning Disabilities from Northeastern State University.
Mrs. Allen began her career in Carter G. Woodson Elementary School in Tullahassee, Oklahoma where she served grades kindergarten through sixth for five years. Since her husband, Amos, was active duty in the United States Navy, she moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, continuing her career in the Isle of Wight Public School district where she continued teaching in the elementary grades.
Upon moving back to Oklahoma with her husband and daughter, Mrs. Allen's love for growing minds and for nurturing hearts led her to another level in education, returning to college and graduating from Southern Nazarene University with a Masters of Art in Instructional Leadership.
Mrs. Allen served as an assistant principal at Key Elementary before coming to Mitchell Elementary. Throughout the last 35 years of teaching and learning, she holds true to the belief that children are children are children. She is fully present during the day with scholars and staff, but her evenings and weekends belong to her family, church, and granddaughter Avery! Her conviction is that when students, parents, and colleagues are presented with positive conversations, held to high expectations, and interacted with equity and respect the creation will produce a love for learning and for mankind.