Assistant Principal's Biography
Lisa Mitchell, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal, Class of 2026
(610) 622-7000 ext. 2482
Dr. Lisa Mitchell started her career in public education in 2003 after receiving a Master's degree in Education from Holy Family University, with a certification in Special Education. She went on to earn her Doctorate degree in Special Education from Arcadia University in 2009. She served as an Autistic Support teacher with the School District of Philadelphia, followed by the Lower Merion School District. She joined the Upper Darby High School family in 2019 as a Learning Support Teacher.
In 2022, she served as the Intake Coordinator to facilitate a successful transition of students with Individualized Education Plans, while supporting the overall needs of the Special Education department. In 2023, Dr. Mitchell completed her Principal Certification Program from Penn State University.
In August 2023, Dr. Mitchell shifted roles once more to become the Assistant Principal at Upper Darby High School for the Class of 2026. As an educational leader, she is intentional about inclusivity and equity in all of her interactions and decision-making. She views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and students, and she believes partnerships with parents and the community are essential to enriching the experience at Upper Darby High School.
When at home, Dr. Mitchell enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and her pets. She is an avid fan of movement and exercise, going to concerts, connecting with nature, and traveling internationally.