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  • Ms. Ann S Mitchell, Blue Hills Principal

    Degrees and Certifications:

    Masters of School Administration and Administrative Credential: Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, CA)

    Teaching Credential, CLEAR and CLAD: San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)

    Bachelor of Arts: Willamette University (Salem, OR)

    Post-Graduate Professional Development Coursework: Stanford University, CSET & STF (Stanford, CA)

    Notre Dame de Namur University’s Prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award within the School of Educational Leadership

    PTA’s Honorary Service Award Recipient for Continued and Outstanding Teaching Performance

    Girl Scouts of America Lifetime Member and Gold Award Recipient

    First Aid, AED and Safety Care certified

Meet the Principal

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    Hello Bobcats! Welcome to Blue Hills Elementary!

    I have been part of the Blue Hills Family since the Fall of 2020 and have been a School Administrator within CUSD since the Fall of 2016. Each day I am impressed with the quality and expertise of the teachers here at Blue Hills, their commitment to instructional best practices, innovative teaching strategies and their passion for elementary education. My favorite part about Blue Hills is its strong foundation of creating a collaborative community among teachers, students, parents, school support staff and leaders at the District level. Blue Hills Elementary is best-known for being CUSD’s premier STEAM infused school with additional emphasis being placed on student innovation, literacy, and social-emotional well-being. The most important part of my job is ensuring that all Blue Hills students are learning and receiving a challenging, engaging, and personalized education in a safe, inclusive school environment. Our learner-focused classrooms at Blue Hills provide opportunities for student innovation, voice, choice, self-assessment, problem-solving and critical thinking. I'm always available to talk more with students and families about questions regarding student life here at Blue Hills.


    Education, service and life-long learning are deeply engrained in me as a school leader and are central parts of my value system. I bring with me experience in STEAM infused instruction, language learning, meeting the needs of both growing-learners and high-achieving students, as well as students with learning differences. I value providing students with ongoing social-emotional education, have a passion for strong school leadership and push my staff to adopt the very best practices in current curriculum and instruction. I also have a special place in my heart for quality Arts and Music education in schools, as I studied Art History and Art Studio before pursuing my Teaching Credential and Administrative Masters Degree.


    Outside of school, I love spending time with my 5-year-old daughter, family and friends! As a family, we enjoy being outdoors, visiting parks, spending the day at the beach and enjoying a delicious bite to eat together. On campus, you can find me out on the playground, or in the Front Office, but most enjoyably spending time learning with students and teachers in our Blue Hills classrooms! I look forward to seeing you all on our beautiful campus soon!

    Go Bobcats!

    Warmest Regards,

    Ms. Ann Mitchell
    Principal, Blue Hills Elementary School

    mitchell_ann@cusdk8.org
    (408)257-9282 x62110