Alabama Board of Education, District 3
Date of birth: June 7, 1957; age 58
Political Experience: Alabama State Board of Education, District 3: 1995-present.
Professional Experience: Has served on the Education Commission of the States, National Association of State Boards of Education and Alabama’s Teacher Preparation Advisory Council; charter member of the Education Leaders Council.
Civic Experience: Served on Family Guidance Center Board of Directors and the Governor’s Domestic Violence Advisory Council; numerous other civic activities include visiting schools throughout her district.
Education: Auburn University, bachelor’s in English, 1980; Jefferson Davis High School graduate, 1975.
Top Contributors: Telpac, $2,500; Dean Johnson, $1,000; Eagle Forum Pac, $500.
Qualifications: Bell said that, as a member of the Board of Education, she has opposed the Common Core federal curriculum requirements. “I have made a positive difference on the Alabama State Board of Education, fighting for higher academic standards, quality Career Tech programs, safe classrooms, more local control, less bureaucracy, and more educational opportunities for all children in Alabama, regardless of family background or ZIP code,” Bell said.