Jewell Mitchell

Announced as New NSCECE Executive Director

Halifax, August 30, 2018: The Nova Scotia College for Early Childhood Education (NSCECE) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jewell Mitchell as the organization’s new executive director.

“Jewell is a recognized leader in the non-profit sector with a career anchored in helping children and families thrive. This is a critical and exciting time for the ECE sector and Jewell has the vision and experience to confidently and strategically guide NSCECE into this next era,” says Shawn Tracey, chair of the board for NSCECE.

“The convergence of labour market demand, government investment, and most importantly, the growing acceptance of the critical role Early Childhood Education plays in creating a just and equitable society, makes this an exceptional time for the sector”, says Mitchell. “I am delighted to join the NSCECE team as we strive to nurture the potential of future generations, through the teaching, learning, developing, and practicing of professional early childhood education here in Nova Scotia and abroad.”

In her previous role as Executive Director of YWCA Moncton, Jewell led the organization through a significant period of growth and innovation, including the development and launch of the YW Jean Irving E.S. Centre for Women and Children – a $3.5 million project designed to provide multi-layered supports to women and children in the local community.

Prior to joining the YWCA as Executive Director, Jewell served for four years as Executive Director of the Annapolis County Family Resource Centre, a federally funded resource centre providing quality programming for children and families.

“Jewell is a strong community advocate who excels in building partnerships across sectors,” says Miia Sokonautio, Executive Director YWCA Halifax. “We’re excited to have her expertise in the early childhood education sector in Nova Scotia and to the benefit of our children, families, educators, and providers.”

Mitchell brings an extensive background in leadership and community-building. In her role as executive director, Mitchell will continue to position NSCECE as a leading resource for ECE education, training and quality child care.

For more information please contact:
Kathleen Biggs | Office Administrator
Phone: 902-423-7114, ext.221
Email: [email protected]