Superintendent of Schools Appointed

Superintendent of Schools Appointed


The Millbrook Central School District Board of Education is delighted to announce the hiring of Laura Mitchell as our permanent Superintendent of Schools, effective 07/01/2020.


For the past 4+ months, Laura has served as our interim superintendent while we searched for a permanent replacement. During that period of time, Ms. Mitchell has led our district through some of the greatest challenges any district has faced in recorded history (including the impacts from CoVid-19). Her leadership, positive attitude and experience have made it clear that our permanent superintendent has been here all along.


Laura has over twenty years of experience in education. Fifteen of these years have been in building and district leadership. Previous to coming to Millbrook, she served as Superintendent of Schools in Garrison, New York. Some accomplishments during her time in Garrison include the development and implementation of a K-8 literacy program, a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in grades 3-8, and an approved 9.9 million dollar capital project.


Before Garrison, she had the rare opportunity to be the founder and leader of an all girls public school in Astoria, Queens for grades 6-12. This school had a 98% graduation rate and many of the students were the first in their families to attend college.


Laura stated, “I enjoy and am inspired by collaborative work with all constituents. I believe we are stronger together and that the collective mind is far more innovative, creative, and productive than one. I look forward to working with the Millbrook community in continuing to grow an already successful School District that is innovative, engaging, relevant, equitable, and exciting for all.”


Please join us in welcoming Laura Mitchell to the MCSD family.