Meet our Principal
Introducing Heidi Paul - Principal of AG Bell
I was raised in Issaquah, Washington and grew up loving all sports! I attended University of Montana (Go GRIZ!) where I received my bachelor’s degree in education and developed a deep passion for students and the learning process. After marrying my high school sweet heart in 1999, I moved back to Washington and began my teaching career. I taught for 12 years at Inglewood Junior High and enjoyed teaching all subjects including math, science, history, developmental health, and Language Arts. After receiving my master’s in administration, I worked at Inglewood for one more year as a part time associate principal before coming to Bell in 2012. Currently, my husband and I enjoy our home in Snoqualmie as we navigate parenthood with two daughters in college.
Philosophy and School Vision:
At Bell Elementary School, I continue to have one primary focus: “The success of every student matters ”.
Whether a student is high performing or struggling to meet grade level standards, I am committed to improving academic achievement of each and every student within a supportive learning environment. I believe is it essential to have a holistic approach, supporting children emotionally and socially so that students can feel confident to be an individual and safe to take risks as learners in the classroom. I believe the work we do as educators is challenging, so it is also essential to also have fun and not take yourself too seriously. These beliefs guide all building work including instructional strategies, building programming, professional development for teachers, intervention models for students, enrichment opportunities, parent involvement, and community events. I am so proud of our teachers and staff, they are truly some of the most dedicated and caring individuals I know. I am also so very proud to be a part of such an awesome and diverse community of students and parents. Our PTSA has a very positive influence and demonstrates a deep desire to support both students and staff. Whether jump roping on the playground with kids, participating within classroom instruction, or working alongside families, I truly feel honored every day to come to work!
Favorite coffee/treat :
Tall Americano with Cream
Principal of A.G. Bell Elementary School