Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell


Rowland Unified School District

Julie Mitchell, Ed.D. has served as the Superintendent of the Rowland Unified School District since October 1, 2014.

Dr. Mitchell has 33 years of experience in public education and has served at all leadership levels -- as an instructional aide, middle and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.

Dr. Mitchell has dedicated her entire career to ensuring that every child is given every opportunity to succeed and achieve. She considers herself a teacher at heart and public education is her passion. Her leadership philosophy is to create a positive learning environment for both students and staff, while building upon excellence with students at the center of all decisions. Her leadership has brought a laser focus and unwavering vision and commitment to “Innovative Learning for All” that supports the needs of students, families and staff. She is an advocate for expanding access to technology and bridging the digital divide for all students, and has guided the District to its first-ever digital initiative, instituting new technological tools to support student learning and providing teachers the tools and content knowledge needed to increase student achievement.

This new vision has garnered our District with many state and national awards, including being named as a “2018 Visionary School District” that was featured at the National Model Schools Conference in June 2018, and receiving a “Districts of Distinction” honor by District Administration Magazine in July 2019. Rowland Unified is also one of 12 school districts across the nation selected as a Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program.

Dr. Mitchell has been recognized at the local, regional and state levels for her leadership and advocacy for all students. She has a bachelor’s degree in social science from San Diego State University, a master’s degree in education from the University of La Verne and received her doctorate in administration/management from Pepperdine University. Mitchell is married with three children.

“I’m committed to providing all students with an exceptional educational experience which will assist them with becoming thriving members of an ever-changing global society,” shared Dr. Mitchell.