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Principal's Message

Dear MCES Family,

It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 2024-2025 school year! I am  proud to serve as the Principal of this amazing learning community and to continue to support the students of Mitchell County Elementary School (MCES)! Mitchell County Elementary School’s theme is “Together We ALL Shine” which attests to the values and beliefs the district holds as necessary to building a brighter future. This new school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning.


I would like to welcome all of our new families, whether you are joining us from another school in the district or have relocated from another city, state, or country. We are excited to share all that MCES has to offer, and we believe you will soon feel as we do, that MCES is a special place for  ALL children. Our teachers, support staff, and families are ready to welcome you into the Eagles Nest.


The dedicated staff at MCES has been working tirelessly to calibrate our instructional models, engage in professional learning opportunities, and discover best practices with the goal of fostering academic success for all students. Our teachers are eager to meet their new students and begin this year’s journey with them. Our primary goal is to ensure that all students are reading on or above grade level which directly impacts student proficiency in core academic subjects.  We dedicate ourselves to working together to create a solid foundation for our students so that they have the opportunity to become self-directed learners, collaborative teammates, critical thinkers, and responsible citizens.    

 I look forward to the start of the new school year and to forming or continuing a collaboration that affords our students an opportunity to effectively engage in meaningful educational experiences. As always, we will look to our families to be positive partners in this year’s journey. The MCES faculty and staff is dedicated to making it a priority to work together as a caring and compassionate learning community with professionalism, teamwork, action, and expertise. We will always put the best interests of our students at the center of our purpose.



Erica Jones, Ed.S.