Three Cheltenham grads seeing professional success: Father Braschoss (’88), Leila Mitchell (’16), Ashlei Miller (’10)

Local historian Chuck Langerman has highlighted the current professional statuses of three Cheltenham High School alumni.

Father Carl W. Braschoss

Father Braschoss, a 1988 graduate, is a Norbertine Priest at the Daylesford Abby in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He is also the University Chaplain and Campus Minister at Immaculata University. 

According to Langerman, Father Braschoss was an All-Suburban One League baseball shortstop at CHS. He went on to a dual major of French and Accounting at Villanova University, to the business world of corporate accounting, to an exploratory journey of self-discovery travelling the highways and byways of the USA, and finally to the Roman Catholic priesthood.

He studied theology and ministry in Chicago before being ordained a priest on December 18, 2010.

Leila Mitchell

Leila Mitchell, a 2016 graduate, is a multimedia journalist and news personality currently working as a news reporter at KMIZ Channel 17, an ABC affiliate television station in Columbia, Missouri.

She covers breaking news stories, weather-related incidents, accidents, local politics, and community meetings in addition to occasionally stepping in as a weekend news anchor.

Mitchell graduated with a B.A. from Penn State, majoring in journalism with a minor in criminal justice. She was involved in television productions all four years during her CHS days, Langerman said.

Ashlei Miller

Ashlei Miller, a 2010 graduate Ashlei Miller, is the building Principal at the Carmen Schools of Science and Technology: Northwest Middle School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a college preparatory public charter school.

Prior to her current appointment, she served Carmen as an assistant principal.

Millerearned her bachelor’s degree in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Gwynedd Mercy University and her master’s in Administrative Leadership from Alverno College in Milwaukee.

At Cheltenham High, she was involved in Student Council, Marching Band, and Track and Field, Langerman said.

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