Kennon Mitchell, Ph.D., currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. With over 20 years of experience working as a teacher and administrator in large, urban school districts, Dr. Mitchell is a leading expert in urban school reform and developing schools of achievement for African American students. During his tenure as a principal, Dr. Mitchell developed the MAAT Academy, an African-centered after school intervention program targeting at-risk African American male students. The program served over 300 young men with great success for five years. Dr. Mitchell lectures widely on the topic of improving educational outcomes for African American students, and has been a dedicated volunteer in a host of community-based programs focused on the development of African American students.