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Wilton E. Mitchell was born July 16, 1989 to Wilton and Theresa Mitchell in Winston-Salem, NC. Wilton has one sister, Kelsey Mitchell, and one nephew Tristin Austin. He was a student of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public School System and graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in 2007. 


Wilton earned his Bachelor of Music Education Degree with a concentration in Voice from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012. He later obtained his Master of Science Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Full Sail University in 2016. 


Wilton began his teaching career in the Guilford County School System as the choral director at Ben L. Smith HIgh School where he won Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2013. He then transitioned to Parkland Magnet High School where he has taught chorus, credit recovery, SAT Prep, IB Music, and IB Business Management. Wilton helped to start The Light Gospel Troupe with Felicia Grinton in 2014 and Voices of Unity Gospel Choir in 2019. Wilton taught chorus one year at Philo Hill Magnet Academy.


Wilton is the Chief Administrator and Minister of Music at Great Commission Community Church, Inc. He also serves as a Christian Education teacher.


In 2018, Wilton founded Achieve Arts Academy, Inc. and established a 21st Century Community Learning Center (P.U.S.H. 21) in 2020 at Parkland High School. 


Wilton believes in inspiring others and making a difference in the lives of young people. He believes in the arts and their power to positively impact lives. It is his mission to inspire his students to fulfill their potential and achieve their goals by being a role model of success and achievement.

Wilton E. Mitchell, Jr.


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