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    Samantha Velez-Mitchell

    Mrs. Mitchell has been an educator for over twenty years in public schools in NYS. Mrs. Mitchell has worked in various districts throughout her career. She taught as a classroom teacher for 9 years and as a reading teacher for 9 years, working with children grades pre-k through 8. Mrs. Mitchell’s experience working with diverse communities led her to work with the diverse Poughkeepsie community.

    Mrs. Mitchell served as an Assistant Principal at Clinton School for 4 years and at PMS for 6 months before being appointed as Interim Principal at Morse in February 2021. Mrs. Mitchell is committed to providing our Morse students with the best education possible. 

    Morse School is home to nearly 600 students in grades 1-5. Our misssion at Morse is to EMPOWER teachers and students to succeed in all areas. At Morse, we focus on the WHOLE child, ensuring all children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.



    Pace University - BA Elementary Education

    Lehman College - MS Reading Teacher

    Long Island University- CAS - Educational Leadership

    Long Island University- Doctoral Candidate


    Permanent - Elementary Education Prek-6

    Permanent - Reading Teacher K-12

    Professional - School Building Leader

    Professional - School District Leader