Dr. Jake Bell
Secondary Principal, Three Way ISD
My name is Jake Bell and I am married to my beautiful wife Amanda Bell and we have one son Greyson, who will turn 3 next October and is absolutely our entire world! Amanda is a PA-C and is currently working her dream job in a busy dermatology practice. I was born in Austin, Texas and raised in Brock, Texas, where I graduated from Brock High-school in 2008. I then attended Abilene Christian University where I obtained my undergraduate degree and a few years later I earned my masters degree in education administration with a principal certification from Lamar University.
During this time, I served as a teacher, coach, and athletic director for some amazing school districts all over Texas. In 2015 I went back to school to receive my superintendent certification and then attended Liberty University where I earned my doctoral degree in educational leadership. In 2020, I defended my doctoral thesis , “Solving the Problem of a Lack of Teacher Collaboration in a Rural Independent School Districts in East Texas.”
In 2021, I had the opportunity to become the secondary principal at Graford ISD. I was also honored to coach with my father Jeff Bell ,where we won the first basketball state championship in school history. Prior to my time at Graford, I also served as a coach and administrator for Martin's Mill ISD for several years before relocating back to this area that truly feels like home for our family.
This past year, I served as the head boys basketball coach of Decatur ISD where I embraced my love for the game of basketball once more. While I have loved my experiences as a coach, I believe God has opened up this door for myself and family to be a part of not only an amazing school district, but also an amazing community that is committed to ensuring our students succeed in everything they do.
Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to cultivating a positive and engaging school environment for all students while fostering a culture of academic and extracurricular excellence. As a Secondary Principal, I am committed to ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education experience that equips them with the proper tools for success in their future dreams and aspirations. I am passionate about supporting teachers and staff in their professional growth and providing them with the resources they need to excel in their day to day.
Three Way ISD not only has tremendous potential for the future, but has already displayed extraordinary promise for the present under Dr. Ott’s leadership and vision. I am honored to join the district’s administrative team and serve alongside them in fostering a culture of excellence for Three Way ISD.
“Be where your feet are.” This simple but powerful quote is something I strongly believe in and will work tirelessly each and every day to make our school the best in Texas.
One Unit Strong