HUSD is proud to welcome Kennon Mitchell, Ph.D., as our new Assistant Superintendent of Student Services

Dr. Mitchell is the former Superintendent of the Adelanto Elementary School District. Prior to his appointment as superintendent, Dr. Mitchell worked in the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD), California’s 8th largest school district, serving as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for five years, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for four years. Prior to working in SBCUSD, Dr. Mitchell served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for the Los Angeles Unified School District for three years, after a 13-year tenure in the Rialto Unified School District as a teacher, principal, and director.

Dr. Mitchell earned a doctorate degree from the Claremont Graduate University in Urban Educational Leadership in 2004. He also holds Master’s degrees from the Claremont Graduate University and the California State University, San Bernardino, respectively; and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Mitchell has served as an adjunct professor for several universities, and has authored books, research articles, and reports. Dr. Mitchell has been recognized for his work by several professional and community-based organizations and is a dedicated community volunteer providing lectures, workshops, and educational services targeting under-served children and their families. He currently lives in Beaumont with his wife and is the proud father of four sons. Dr. Mitchell is a highly regarded coach and mentor for school leaders, educators, and students throughout the Inland Empire community.

Moreover, Dr. Mitchell’s enthusiastic approach to public education and passion for serving children and families are in direct partnership with our district’s mission to Embrace, Educate, and Empower; Every student, Every day.

Dr. Mitchell was hired in conjunction with the launch of a new division, Improvement and Analytics. This division, led by Dr. Jennifer Martin under her new title of Assistant Superintendent of Improvement and Analytics, will play a key role in supporting the work that we are engaged in to improve student learning outcomes throughout our district.

As a school district, we are excited about the growth opportunities that will be available as a result of this new direction and we firmly believe that these leadership transitions will support the continued growth and success of our students, staff, and families.