NEW YORK, NY, February 19, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Valerie A. Mitchell with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Mitchell celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Mitchell has dedicated the past 25 years of her career to serving as a school psychologist with the New York Board of Education. Initially working as a public school teacher in New York City for more than a decade, she taught in the classroom as a schoolteacher and a special education resource room teacher. Soon thereafter, she accepted an opportunity to work with teachers that managed educational testing, becoming an education evaluator in 1986 before being promoted to a trainer of education evaluators between 1988 and 1992. As a member of the school-based support team, Ms. Mitchell began collaborating with several school psychologists.
Fascinated by the profession, Ms. Mitchell returned to academia to obtain a psychology degree, and currently excels along the aforementioned support team. Notably, she was active as an English as a second language teacher at the Bilingual Language Institute in New York City between 1989 and 1993 as well. Moreover, she flourished as an adjunct professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and the New York Institute of Technology in 1999.
Since 1988, Ms. Mitchell has been volunteering her time to the New York City Marathon through the Road Runners Club. She has also contributed to the Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit organization in New York City that works with low-income communities to better serve the youth. Recruited to Kappa Delta Phi, Ms. Mitchell is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Association of School Psychologists, the United Federation of Teachers and the New York State United Teaching.
In support of her career, Ms. Mitchell pursued an education at Brooklyn College, from which she earned a Bachelor of Art in early childhood education in 1971, a Master of Art in early childhood education and music in 1976, a Master of Education in learning disabilities in 1985 and a Master of Education in school psychology in 1995. Licensed as a school psychologist, Ms. Mitchell is additionally certified in school psychology, regular education, special education, administration and school supervision and administration in the state of New York.
Notably, Ms. Mitchell was honored with a Kappa Delta Pi Award. She believes that this accolade was monumental to her because she was just one of four people out of the 100 people eligible to receive it. A celebrated Marquis listee, Ms. Mitchell has been cited in the 21st edition of Who's Who of American Women.
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