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 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.