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Project Manager


Valerie Jordan

I am honored to be a member of the Mitchell High School family as the Project Manager.  I am excited about the opportunities and challenges that are ahead as Mitchell moves forward in addressing the needs of our community and creating a truly wholistic community high school that will meet and exceed the expectations of our stakeholders. I am a proud graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, a historically black college and university, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  I earned  a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA. I am a Georgia girl through and through, even though I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1992.  My husband, of 30 years, Tony( an accomplished engineer) and I have two wonderful adult children, Marcus and Jalen, both D11 graduates (Palmer High School). My passion is to support and enhance opportunities for students to become the best version of themselves and expose them to the vast array of possibilities available.  My goal is to help Principal Smith and the Mitchell staff create a community school that provides a legacy of excellence and is a shining example of secondary education in this city and state. My recipe for success includes equal parts positivity, grace and accountability.  My motto- "Everyday is a good day to start making a difference."

Fun Facts: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice King was my Spelman classmate.  I took a class- Congress, Power, and Politics from Shirley Chisholm my senior year at Spelman. Stacy Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia, is my Spelman sister. My son played for the USA National Arena Soccer World Team in 2017, representing the USA in Tunisia, and scored his first international goal (India v USA). My daughter was Palmer HS Female Athlete of the Year in 2016, has 4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) championship rings as a member of the UCCS Women's Track and Field team and was named second team all-conference twice.