Dr. Cynthia Alexander Mitchell is an established presence in education throughout the Memphis community. For the past 25 years, she’s performed in roles ranging from teacher to assistant superintendent. Her experience includes serving as adjunct professor at both Christian Brothers University and the University of Memphis. She’s recognized for her expertise in leadership and is the recipient of awards in student achievement, inclusive leadership, and establishing cultural and equitable practices in leadership on national, state, and local levels,. Ultimately, she has an unwavering commitment to creating the best teaching and learning environments for all students. This commitment has fueled her passion for exploring innovative approaches that will change the trajectory of P-20 Education.


  • University of Memphis, EdD
  • Freed Hardeman, MA
  • University of Tennessee, BS

Service and Community Engagement

Dr. Cynthia A. Mitchell is a wife, foster/ adoptive mother, minister, educator and friend who loves to assist in creating and developing opportunities for purposeful success for others. She accepted her call to and service in 1993 and began serving immediately in campus ministry. Over the past two decades she has served as Director of Discipleship Development, Children’s Church Minister, Co-Teacher for Embolism of Destiny Women’s Ministry and currently a member of the national leadership team for She Loves Out Loud Women’s Ministry (SLOL).