From the Principal

Hello SS. Philip and James familes!

My name is Dan Mitchell, and I will be serving you all as principal of SS. Philip and James School.  I love being here in Canal Fulton, and everyone I've met has been very kind and welcoming to me, so thank you all!

In terms of who I am, I am a committed lifelong Catholic follower of Jesus Christ, first and foremost.  I am married and have three children.  I spent my youth in Toledo, OH, attending St. John's Jesuit High School (sister school of Walsh Jesuit just north of here).  I then attended Bowling Green State University where I attained a Bachelor's in English/ Secondary Education 7-12 in 1999.  In the early 2000's, I went to the University of Akron and completed a Master's in Literature in 2007.  I just recently completed my Master's in Education from Walsh University and a State of Ohio Principal's License!

I have worked in the Diocese of Youngstown for the last 13 years at St. Paul School in North Canton and St. Thomas Aquinas.  I have also taught college writing at Stark State College for the last nine years.  One of my favorite hobbies is coaching, as I have coached football from kindergarten flag up through varsity level, both boys and girls middle school basketball, track & field, baseball, and Power of the Pen (creative writing).

More than anything else, though, I put Jesus first, so the opportunity to lead a school dedicated to spreading His Good News is a great and humbling honor.  I pledge to you that I will work tirelessly to make SS. Philip and James a model school that others will want to emulate.  I welcome any and all comments and suggestions, and my door is always open to talk.

Thank you all in advance for allowing me to work with your children to create the future of America!  

God be with you,

Dan Mitchell