M.A., Dartmouth College
Ned Mitchell teaches in the Ninth Grade Program, coaches boys’ soccer and senior softball, develops and maintains the school’s video library, serves on the Intervention Team, and is a faculty member of the Gay-Straight Alliance. He has enjoyed the total immersion that goes with living in a residential school and teaching skills in the NGP. “It’s exhilarating,” he says without hesitating, “after thirty-some years in a standard classroom, to help such a new kind of curriculum keep evolving.” Ned has led the community service Winterim program at Headstart in Lowell for the last ten years. For fourteen years, he and his wife Mary, herself active in town affairs, and their children, Charlie and Julie, lived in Spaulding Hall. For the last fifteen years, they have lived in on-campus faculty housing. Each summer for more than two decades, the Mitchells have co-managed Echo Lake Camp, an Appalachian Mountain Club property in Mt. Desert Island, Maine.