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Sonia Mitchell

Instructor in the Summer Science & Engineering Program

Following more than 22 years of professional work in the media, medical, administration, non-profit, and government sectors, Sonia Mitchell began a teaching career as a part-time adjunct professor at Johnson & Wales University in 2006. Since then, she has earned a Graduate Teaching Certificate from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and obtained a doctorate in Business and Christian Ministry. She has received specialized computer science teaching training from Harvard University, University of New Haven, North Carolina State University, and Stanly Community College. She has taught a diverse array of subjects including business, computer science, digital literacy, math, social sciences, and technology, to students from middle school to college.

Dr. Mitchell finds immense joy and fulfillment in assisting others in acquiring the knowledge she's obtained, as well as crafting and developing online and in-person curriculum content. She actively contributes to her community, bridging gender and racial gaps in the STREAM fields. As a Coding Instructor with STEAMpark’s STEM girls program and Girls Who Code initiatives, she empowers young women to learn about all digital careers. Moreover, she volunteers as a Digital Literacy Coach with Dress for Success, aiding women in rejoining the workforce digitally, and serves as the Vice Chair/Workshop Presenter at SCORE of Western Massachusetts, offering guidance as a volunteer certified business mentor.

Dr. Mitchell currently works at the SZEP School district in Western Massachusetts at the Polytechnic Early College’s Computer Science/IT/Technology pathway and online with Kenner University. She teaches a variety of computer science, business, technology and social sciences classes and is involved in speaking and research opportunities. She has been appointed as a member of the 2023–24 Massachusetts Principal and Teacher Advisory Cabinet. She enjoys being silly with her family, cooking experimental meals, producing positive podcasts, reading, traveling the world on mission trips, visiting museums, writing books, and playing golf.