Classroom Culture


Meredith Chase-Mitchell

Meredith Chase-Mitchell, Classroom Culture co-founder,  has worked in the nonprofit sector under the education umbrella for over fifteen years in the capacity of director of programs, charter school advocate, and recruiter. During these years Ms.Chase-Mitchell has implemented the No Child Left Behind Act via innovative programming in New York City with BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) and TASC (The After School Cooperation). She is currently a middle school special education language arts teacher where she implements innovative instructional strategies with students with learning disabilities. She has also written a children's book entitled “Mommy and Me” highlighting positive relationships between a mother and her daughter. Meredith is also an avid traveler with stamps in her passport from her 4 trips to Paris, France, numerous cities in Italy, to Dubai, Kampala, Uganda, islands in the Caribbean and beyond.

Ms. Chase-Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Adelphi University, a Master of Arts in Urban Policy from The City University of New York, and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from The George Washington University. She has also contributed articles to Impact D.C, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Africana Studies publication “The Horizons” and the book “Just Be Cause” released in the Fall of 2012. 

Additional professional commitments for Ms. Chase-Mitchell include serving as the Vice President of Membership for Young Education Professionals Washington, D.C She is also the co-founder of, which is a book of essays and photo compilation of educators across the United States. 




Conference presentations and speaking engagements


April 2016

Ode to Babel, Brooklyn, NY

Why The Sun Rises Book Release

Book Release


August 2016

Red Emma’s Books 8/4

Baltimore, Maryland

Panel Moderator Why The SUN Rises- The role of social justice in the classroom


October 2016

Duality Espresso Bar

Social Justice in the classroom

Round table moderator


The Aspen Institute

Engaging and Empowering Students

Round table participant


November 2016

Smith Public Trust

The role of Black Greek Letter Organizations in the classroom

Round table Moderator


January 2017

Soul Speak in partnership With EdPlus Consulting and Jessica Leigh Lyons

Education and its impact on teachers and the community

Joint Moderator


February 2017

Facilitated professional development session with Arlington Public Schools

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises


April 2017

The George Washington University

Topic- Next steps for new teachers

Panel participant


May 2017

Facilitated professional development session with YEP DC Policy Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises


June 2017

Facilitated professional development session with EdxEd Teacher Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises