Mitch earned his degree in earth science teaching and went on to get his MEd in educational leadership. He taught junior high earth and physical science and then became an assistant principal at Timpview High School in Provo. For the past 12 years he has served as principal of Centennial Middle School in Provo. One of his favorite quotations on education is from David O. McKay:
“The noblest aim in life is to strive to live to make other lives better and happier.”
He also loves a statement by President Spencer W. Kimball: “True education prepares one for ‘making a life,’ not merely the ‘making of a living.’”
Mitch enjoys mountain biking, singing, and backpacking. He and his wife, Cherese, are the parents of three and grandparents of one.