Classroom Culture


Meredith Chase-Mitchell

Meredith Chase-Mitchell, native New Yorker and Classroom Culture co-founder, has worked in the nonprofit sector under the education umbrella in the capacity of director of programs, charter school advocate, and recruiter. She also taught middle school English for ten years in Northern Virginia. Ms. Chase-Mitchell is currently a Learning Specialist with an independent school in Washington, D.C., where she implements innovative instructional strategies for students with learning disabilities. 

Ms. Chase-Mitchell holds 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 is currently completing her doctoral studies at Northeastern University with a concentration in special education curriculum design.

Additional professional commitments for Ms. Chase-Mitchell include being the co-founder of Why The SUN Rises, which is a book of essays and photo compilation of educators across the United States. She also sits on the advisory board for EmpowerEd , and is the immediate previous Vice President of Membership for Young Education Professionals Washington, D.C

Ms. Chase-Mitchell is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.




Conference presentations and speaking engagements


June 2017

Facilitated professional development session with EdxEd Teacher Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises

May 2017

Facilitated professional development session with YEP DC Policy Conference

Topic- Teachers and resilience

Anchor text- Why the SUN Rises

April 2017

The George Washington University

Topic- Next steps for new teachers

Panel participant

January 2017

Soul Speak in partnership With EdPlus Consulting and Jessica Leigh Lyons

Education and its impact on teachers and the community

Joint Moderator

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