Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Marsden State High School (Finalist of Best Student Wellbeing Program 2019 at the Australian Education Awards)
Mitchell is the Wellbeing Coordinator at Marsden State High School, a government school of over 2,200 students located in Logan, midway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Mitchell has Human Movement Science and Education degrees and started as a Health and Physical Education teacher in 2003, working in secondary schools in both Queensland and Victoria. Having experience in a range of leadership roles, including sports coordinator, year level coordinator and HPE Head of Department, it was during his time in a Melbourne school that Mitchell landed in the wellbeing space and found it aligned perfectly with his vision and values in educating youth.
He has worked collaboratively with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the Wellbeing Matter Project (funded by the Qld Department of Education, Education Horizon Grant Scheme) to use student voice to create a school wide student wellbeing framework for action. Mitchell has co-presented at both national and international education conferences on the work he has done with QUT in the student voice and wellbeing space within education.