Sandra Harris Mitchell died peacefully at her home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on December 29, 2020, at the age of 81.
She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Harris of Warrenton and attended The Calvert School, graduated from Warrenton High School, Penn State University and The Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. Her life was spent serving as a teacher and administrator. She was the headmistress of Highland School for several years and taught at Wakefield School. Later, she headed the Outdoor Academy in Sarasota, Florida, and the Meritor Academy in Tempe, Arizona. Sandra’s passion for children and education was obvious to all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughters, Hayley and her husband Tom Parker, and Katherine and her husband David Craig, and her grandchildren, Page and her husband Blake Harper and daughter Hazel, Will and Justin Parker, and Grace and Morgan Craig. In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Kay Bentley, Sherrie Hackett, Pat Nevill and Frankie Harris-Lyne, and many nephews and nieces.
Interment will be private at the Warrenton Cemetery.