AAC member Johnnie Hatten (left) poses with Margo Roen (right) and the late Mitchell Saddler.

It is with sadness that we mourn the loss of Mitchell Saddler Sr. Mitchell was a dedicated member of the ASD’s Achievement Advisory Council (AAC), where he served as a community and quality schools advocate for the last two years. Mitch brought a strong knack for data to the AAC, and worked tirelessly to provide parents with information on options for their students.  Mitchell was a warm and kind spirit, and was beloved by his teammates on the AAC and the ASD team alike.
“Mitch was a truly amazing man.  His dedication to his family, his community, and to all kids across Memphis demonstrate a compassion, selflessness, and relentlessness that will not be forgotten,” said Margo Roen, Chief of New Schools and Accountability, who worked with Mitch throughout his time volunteering with the AAC. “His joyful spirit and legacy will live on with the individuals he’s touched and through the seeds he sowed as an advocate for quality schools for all children.”
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of a member of our ASD family, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. The Memphis community is better because of Mitch’s many contributions, and we honor his service and friendship to each of us at the Achievement School District and to the city of Memphis.