Mrs. Mitchell grew up on the eastern plains in Arriba, Colorado. She went to college in Gunnison and majored in Art and Elementary Education. Mrs. Mitchell taught in Paonia, Colorado before coming to Byers Elementary. She has taught first, second, third and fourth grades. Mrs. Mitchell's family consists of her husband, Mark, daughter, Abbie, two Great Danes and one Beagle. Mrs. Mitchell loves to read, paint with oils, draw, play cards and games, and once upon a time she was a cross country skier and windsurfer. Mrs. Mitchell also loves being a principal at Byers Elementary and working with the best staff and kids in Colorado!