Mitchell grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. One of his favorite childhood memories is… going to Europe to visit his sister. He went to Kansas State University. He has a degree in both physics and educational physics. Mitchell decided to be a teacher because he wanted to help the largest number of people he could. Before he came to Abilene he was in college. He rarely subbed before moving out. His hobbies right now vary from trail mountain biking, to needing out to Dungeons and Dragons. He tries to have fun with whatever he is doing.