As District public school teachers endure personnel changes, one educator, Constance Mitchell, has withstood the test of time. Mitchell is a recently retired social studies teacher who celebrated 50 uninterrupted years of teaching in the city.

Mitchell taught at both McKinley and Spingarn High Schools throughout her career. Some of her proudest moments came watching one of her senior students, Andre Nichols, hold the position of student member to the District Board of Education for four consecutive years.