Dennard Mitchell is a Student Retention Specialist, National Best-Selling Author, and International Educational Speaker.

His mission is to help schools, colleges, and student organizations to increase the engagement, retention, and success of their students and staff.

His action-packed programs – Next Level Student Success, Next Level Leadership, and Next Level Happiness have been shared with students, teachers, and administrators in 35 states and 5 countries, reaching thousands and counting.

Dennard’s former roles as a Social Skills Instructor, SCSI Teacher “School Center for Special Instruction”, and Funeral Director have allowed him to help both students and educational professionals identify their personal strengths, overcome obstacles, and accomplish their most ambitious life goals.

Although faced with many challenges growing up, Dennard went on to earn degrees in Business Administration and Mortuary Science. He’s the best-selling author of Next Level Student Success which is published in English and Spanish and has authored five additional books. He is an experienced Leadership Facilitator and has a gift for connecting with any audience, relating to them on a personal level, and inspiring them to bring out the best in themselves and the people around them.

When he is not speaking, Dennard enjoys traveling with his wife and kids and going to the movies.

Dennard's Programs

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