Named for the second Secretary of Education, the Terrel H. Bell Award recognizes outstanding leadership by National Blue Ribbon School principals. The awards were presented Tuesday, November 19.
In the photographs below, each of the Bell Awardees is flanked by, from left to right, Will Waidelich, Executive Director, Association of Middle Level Educations; Judith Richardson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Urban Initiatives for the National Association of Secondary School Principals; Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals; and Massie Ritsch, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Communications and Outreach, U. S. Department of Education. Click on the caption below each photograph to read a biographical note. (Photographs are by Paul Wood, U.S. Department of Education.)