Meredith Chase-Mitchell has worked in the nonprofit sector under the education umbrella for over fifteen years in the capacity of director of programs, charter school advocate, and recruiter. During these years Ms.Chase-Mitchell has implemented the No Child Left Behind Act via innovative programming in New York City with BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) and TASC (The After School Cooperation). She is currently a middle school special education language arts teacher and has also written a children's book entitled “Mommy and Me” highlighting positive relationships between a mother and her daughter.
Ms. Chase-Mitchell is currently a Doctoral Student at Northeastern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Adelphi University, a Master of Arts in Urban Policy from The City University of New York, and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from The George Washington University. She has also contributed articles to Impact D.C, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Africana Studies publication “The Horizons” and the book “Just Be Cause” released in the Fall of 2012.
Additional professional commitments for Ms. Chase-Mitchell include being a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc, and serving as a former board member for the organizations The Seven Roses Foundation, and A Son’s Promise. She is the co-founder of www.whythesunrises.com, which is an international initiative to showcase the faces and stories of women in education.