Claudia Thomas-Mitchell

Robert Porterfield

District 6
Phone: 334-223-6700

Term Ends 11/30/2022

Schools in District 6: Floyd Middle Magnet, Jeff Davis High, Crump Elementary, Carver Elementary, Carver High, Davis Elementary, Johnson Elementary, MacMillan International Academy at McKee, McKee Middle, Floyd Elementary, Bear Exploration

District 6 Board Member Mrs. Claudia Thomas Mitchell, a retired Montgomery Public Schools teacher, spent 27 years as a science and technology instructor in our community. She taught physical science at Cloverdale Jr. High, Lee High School and Floyd Jr. High and created the curriculum for the Center for Advanced Technology Magnet at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Her award-winning technology students received over 70 percent of the competition awards throughout the Southeast during her tenure.

Upon retirement, Claudia continued to serve students and the community through her volunteerism within District 6. She served as a member of the BTW Magnet High School F.A.M.E. Board and on the Seth Johnson Neighborhood Association Executive Committee. She tutored students enrolled in the Johnson Elementary After School Program, served as the youth adviser for the Metro Montgomery Chapter of the NAACP for over 10 years, and is an active member of the Montgomery (AL) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Some of her awards and honors include Alabama Council for Technology Education - State Technology Teacher of the Year, Floyd Jr. High School Teacher of the Year, the recipient of the Alabama Educational Technology Conference Sparkman Scholarship and was appointed to the State of Alabama Textbook Committee by the Governor in 2015 and 2016.

She is a proud graduate of George Washington Carver High School, and she received bachelor's and master's degrees in biology and chemistry from Alabama State University. Claudia and her husband, Arnold Mitchell, a retired forensic chemist, have been married over 40 years. They have three accomplished children who are all graduates of Montgomery Public Schools. During her free time, she enjoys quilting and creating fun and educational projects for her six grandchildren. She is a member of the Church of the Highlands, where she serves on the Dream Team.