Edwina Bell / Director of Admissions and Advancement
Before arriving at Middleburg Academy, Edwina was the Director of Development/Communications at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA, a position she held for five years. During her time at the Chrysler, Edwina spearheaded a $45 million capital campaign which involved a complete renovation and expansion of the building, endowment growth, and the creation of a fully functioning Glass Studio. She was credited for the museum receiving accolades with the nationally ranking service, Charity Navigator, designating the museum with 5 stars for its efficiency in raising money. She was also part of the executive team that was instrumental in having the Chrysler designated as a "Magnetic Museum."
Before her work at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Mrs. Bell was the Director of Development and Communications at the Tower Hill School and guided a $12 million campaign to completion in three years. Her independent school experience included Associate Director of Development at Lake Forest Academy, part of a career in development that has spanned over 25 years. She has taught classes in Women’s Leadership with wonderful visits to Washington D.C. to meet leaders who shape our national political landscape. She has served in independent schools from New England to the Midwest and is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, MA.
Edwina graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts with a B.A. in Psychology. Edwina resides on campus with her husband, Colley W. Bell III, the Head of School at Middleburg Academy, and their son Colley W. Bell IV who is a member of the Class of 2020.