Mitchell Pinsky is honored to serve as a mentor and consultant for the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). Mitchell is proud of his evolving, broad-based, fruitful, and multi-faceted background within public, private, community based, and higher education settings. Mitchell has served as a group home houseparent, drug prevention counselor for at risk youth, special education teacher, basketball & soccer coach, district level supervisor, assistant principal and principal. He guided aspiring school & district leaders within the CUNY at Brooklyn College Educational Leadership Program, as well as the NYC Leadership Academy during his tenure as a well-regarded principal. In addition to his other callings, Mitchell continues to serve as an adjunct professor for a local university and a consultant for a college. He believes in integrating the arts and athletics into curricular, as well as co-curricular endeavors. His talents and aptitudes within these venues provide Mitchell with a unique ability to support school supervisors and other educators in a highly effective manner as they progress in their careers. Mitchell takes a great deal of satisfaction in the role he has played in numerous educators’ ascent to teaching and supervisory positions. He enjoys and values the enduring bonds that have developed during the course of his endeavors. In addition, Mitchell draws upon his wide-ranging proficiencies, while creating and facilitating enriching workshops on a variety of topics. Mitchell earned his Advanced Certificate in School Administration and Supervision, as well as his Master of Science degree in Special Education from CUNY at Queens College. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY at Buffalo. Mitchell’s awards, honors, and citations include being selected as a fellow in the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals, the Dedication and Naming of the Mitchell S. Pinsky PS 115 Dance Studio, contributing to the book titled Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners by Andrea Honigsfeld & Maria G. Dove, his school’s selection as Collaborative Community of Practice New York City Department of Education, being recognized via Legislative Resolution as Man of Distinction Award for Educational Advocacy, recipient of a City Council Citation for Community Leadership Award, recipient of a Brooklyn Borough President Citation – New York City Progress Report Grade of “A”, recipient of The Public Advocate for New York City Citation for Community Service, receiver of the Canarsie Bridges Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Education, NYS Education Department Certificate of Achievement for High Performing / Gap Closing School, CSA Distinguished Supervisory Service Certificate of Merit, Odyssey of The Mind OMER Award, Council of Supervisors and Administrators Bonus Award Winner, and New York State Assembly Citation for Leadership and Dedicated Community Service. He takes pride in the fact that he introduced the Odyssey Of The Mind Program to New York City schools and served as OOTM’s first NYC Regional Director. Mitchell has been featured in several local newspaper articles throughout his career. Mitchell believes that a culture of excellence can be developed and maintained through strong personal leadership. He wholeheartedly acknowledges the overarching spirit of collaboration among students, parents, staff, and colleagues that served as the background for the honors, recognition, accomplishments, and achievements with which he has been credited. Building strong collaborative relationships based on mutual trust and respect is a core tenet of Mitchell’s professional practice. Continuing professional growth in the service of others continues to be one of his priorities.