Mark Mitchell is a senior technical assistance consultant at AIR. Mitchell has 17 years’ experience designing and facilitating professional development, and working at the state, regional, district and school levels to improve student outcomes. In his present position as state manager for the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center, he manages a group of seven consultants, staff and subcontractors who provide technical assistance to the Ohio Department of Education focused on high-priority, statewide educational initiatives. As manager, he works collaboratively with leadership from the Ohio Department of Education and other stakeholders in Ohio to advance important work. This work includes the alignment of high school and higher education expectations; instructional and assessment support for diverse learners; early learning reading interventions; policy guidance to support awarding academic credit for career-technical coursework; and process for designing professional learning opportunities for teachers based upon teacher evaluation system results. He also develops the technical assistance plan with Ohio, provides written reports and documentation, and monitors the budget and the scope and quality of work.