Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell is a second generation educator with over 22 years combined experience in higher and secondary education. For over 10 years, she worked with and supported teams, schools, and school districts in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Missouri.
Gilbert-Mitchell holds a foundational belief that ALL students can go to college, and though they may not, they all need preparation for productive, profitable, and positive lives. With this premise, she works with students, often first-generation college goers, to help them successfully navigate the journey to and through college. Using skills, experiences, and training from corporate, higher education, community, and secondary education environments, Ms. Gilbert-Mitchell is uniquely equipped to support a variety of students, families, and schools. Her background is strengthened by four earned college degrees and continuing education coursework from Chicago State University, American College of Education, National-Louis University, University of California-Riverside, and University of San Diego.
Since focusing on postsecondary preparation with students, Gilbert-Mitchell has assisted over 300 students in securing more than 1,200 college acceptances and $16.4+ million in confirmed scholarship and grant awards at colleges across nearly 20 states. Helping students reach college graduation is not a career but a mission.