Dr. Robin Mitchell, Headmaster of Trinity Academy, was born in Hertford, England. He gained a B.A. Honors degree in English Literature at Queen Mary College, University of London, followed by a Master of Arts degree at Marquette University and a Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His dissertation was written on Herman Melville, and Dr. Mitchell loves sailing. He represented the University of London on its racing sailing team. He also played field hockey, tennis, and cricket. Before coming to the United States, Dr. Mitchell served in the British Peace Corps in Darjeeling, India.
At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Mitchell earned the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award. He served on the faculty at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and then took the position of Director of Freshman English at Marquette University. Following this, he worked for 18 years at Brookfield Academy as Head of the High School and Academic Dean before founding Trinity Academy with Mrs. Susan Mitchell in 1997.
He loves to teach at many levels of the school from sixth to twelfth grade, and he is particularly proud of his record with A.P. results in his Senior Literature Class, where he alternates courses in American Literature and the Development of the Drama.
Dr. Mitchell is proud of his five children, all of whom are serving the Church in different capacities. He has two sons who are priests, and it is his greatest wish to see many Trinity students, boys and girls, pursuing religious vocations. His daughter, Dr. Elizabeth, is Director of Development and Dean of Students at Trinity Academy. With Mrs. Mitchell he believes that the curriculum and the dedicated faculty of Trinity Academy provide the best possible way of passing on the traditions of Western culture and the love of our Catholic faith to the next generation.
“One of my greatest pleasures as Headmaster is to see the progress and achievements of our students at all levels of the school. Whether I am reading Winnie the Pooh in a Lower School classroom, greeting parents at a Presentation Day, or sharing conversation with our older students between classes, I know we have built a community of scholars and citizens who will make a difference in our local community and our nation.”