Mitchell has wanted to be a teacher since he was in second grade. To be a teacher was a chance to thrive in structured chaos: each day was planned out ahead of time, but everything could change in a moment depending on the class. Each moment spending time with students feels unique & novel.
Having the chance to teach art is an even greater opportunity, as it offers the ability to really focus on process-based learning and, more importantly, an environment to cultivate a space for playful failure & co-operative creation. "Personally, I feel that’s what creates the best kinds of learning", Mitchell believes.
After graduating from the U of A’s combined BA Drama/BEd Secondary program, Mitchell is grateful for the chance to explore art-making, media-studies, and peer-to-peer interactions with kids. In his spare time he consumes an absurd amount of film, Netflix, and comic books. You can also find him hosting WenghTalk Radio, an interview-based podcast he recently started.