The Atlanta Board of Education governs the Atlanta Public Schools system through policies and procedures that are internally developed. The Board has nine members, representing several districts. Every four years, one person is elected per district to represent the schools in a given district. This year, District 5 welcomes newly elected board member Erika Mitchell. Mitchell who roots are from Panama has been an influencer for the Caribbean and Hispanic community. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Ms. Mitchell will be honored on Saturday, June 23, 2018, as an honoree for the Captains of Industry Fundraiser hosted by the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation.
The Atlanta native attained a business administration degree with a concentration in computer information systems from Alabama State University. Her education laid the foundation for her to work for major global brands. Mitchell has been a longstanding advocate for the public and an avid volunteer, giving her time to several organizations. Mitchell talks about her commitment to the schools, parents and the community.