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Character Education

Dear Union Academy Families,


I’ve had the privilege of working at Union Academy for the last sixteen years and have taught special education, first grade and fourth grade.  I’ve served in many leadership roles over the years including the School Improvement Team, Grade Level Chair, Mentor, and Character Committee. I have three of my own children who have attended Union Academy since kindergarten, and now are in 10th, 7th, and 5th grades. I am so proud to be a part of a school that values educating the whole child through Challenge, Character and Community.


When asked why most staff, parents, and students choose Union Academy the answer is most often Character Education. I am so excited that I have been provided a wonderful and challenging opportunity to be the Character Education Coach for kindergarten through twelfth grades. With growth naturally comes change, and this new position enables me the opportunity to collaborate with students, staff and families to continue to ensure that Character Education remains a priority for our school. I will be working with teachers through lesson plans and professional development, students by empowering them to be leaders in their classrooms, clubs, sports, etc. and families through ongoing communication and support about character. Being a National School of Character is a privilege and distinction for Union Academy. We are so lucky to have a board and administration that values this, and teachers and staff who execute it everyday.


I look forward to supporting Union Academy’s strong foundation in character, as well as continuing to nurture, grow, and support it.  As Martin Luther King Jr. stated “Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of a true education.” Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions.




Cynthia Mitchell

Character Education Coach