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Bryan Gibson, Principal

Mitchell principal Bryan Gibson standing in hallway

Dear Parents, Families, and Communities,

Welcome to Mitchell Elementary! In talking with members of our school community, it is very nice to hear about all the wonderful successes our students have experienced at Mitchell Elementary. Everyone seems excited and ready to see our students continue to grow as we dive into another amazing school year!

I want to give a big THANK YOU to our faculty for all their efforts to make Mitchell Elementary a joyful and rigorous institution for our students. Teachers have worked hard getting their rooms organized, instruction planned, and engaging learning experiences ready for our students. Office and custodial staff have worked extra hard in getting the school clean and ready for a great school year. Finally, our PTA and community partners have done a great job working with Mitchell Elementary staff to prepare exciting events for our students and their families.

Finally, I want to say thank you to all our families for the never ending support you give us. You make such a difference in our ability to succeed at Mitchell Elementary. We appreciate all the volunteer hours and support you all give each and every year.

Thank you for your support, and have a great school year!

Bryan Gibson

Quanda Allen, Assistant Principal

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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.  She 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, her love for growing minds and for nurturing hearts led her to another level in education.  She returned to college, 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 thirty five 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. 

Bryan Gibson

Quanda Allen
Assistant Principal