Mrs. Ashley Garcia

  • Mrs. Ashley Garcia - Principal

    Mrs. Ashley Garcia 

    Dear Colfax Community,

    It has been an honor to serve as the Principal of Colfax Elementary for the last three years.

    We have accomplished so much together & it would not have been possible without your support.

    I will always treasure the relationships we've formed & the memories we've made. 

    Should you ever need anything, you are welcome to reach out to me via email or phone.


    Mrs. Ashley Garcia
    Colfax Elementary School

Ms. Ruthmarie B. Mitchell- Assistant Principal

  • Ms. Ruthmarie B. Mitchell- Assistant Principal


     Ms. Ruthmarie Mitchell

    Hello Viking Family!


    My name is Ruthmarie Mitchell and I am proud to be the assistant principal at Colfax Elementary School. I have 22 years of experience, all here in Guilford County.  I spent 14 years at Northeast Guilford High School. While there, I was a Spanish teacher, School Counselor, Graduation Coach, and Assistant Principal.  I later transferred to Smith High School for 2 years and then Jones Elementary and Spanish Emmersion for 5 years prior to coming to Colfax. Most recently, I was one of three Program Administrators for the GCS Twilight Program, in addition to my role as assistant principal.

    I am originally from New York, spent many years in Arizona, and have lived in Greensboro for 26 years. I have two amazing children, two awesome bonus sons, and 7 beautiful granddaughters ages  1,3, 4, 11, 14, 16, and 17.

    One of the key components to my educational philosophy is that I believe ALL children have the capacity to learn and grow every single year, regardless of their circumstances. The key is to develop, nurture, build relationships and create trust in each individual student and their caregivers. After that, the sky is the limit!

     I fully enjoy working with our staff, students, and the families that we serve.  Colfax feels like home!